Six Weeks of So Many Things

So many things have happened since my last post. I will try to keep this post brief, but that most likely won't happen. It has been a crazy six weeks.

School has started again. This means that ministry at St. Paul is going 110% again. Nate is teaching religion class for the 7th and 8th grade again this year. That means early mornings again. I am working in the library part-time still. We have a new DCE named Inese! Now that Inese is at St.Paul, Nate will be passing some responsibilities off to her and focusing on some different parts of ministry moving forward. Nate recently was extended a call to be a Senior Pastor in Fort Wayne, IN. After a lot of prayer and consideration, we decided to decline the call. Pray for your pastors if they are ever experiencing a call process, while it is a blessing to be considered to be another church's pastor, it is a big decision and takes a lot of prayer and consideration. It is an emotional process.

Right before Nate and I headed out of town in late July, Zoe had another UTI. This meant a trip to see her urologist in San Antonio. The doctor wants to proceed surgically to correct her condition because more UTIs can scar her kidneys and we don't want that. Kidneys are important. On November 3rd, Dr. Prieto will scope Zoe to see if she is a good candidate for a minimally invasive procedure to correct her condition. If she is, he will go ahead and perform that procedure and she will be out of the hospital that day. If it looks like she needs open surgery to correct her condition, he will go ahead proceed with the surgery and we will be in the hospital a couple of days. I am confident that Dr. Prieto will know what is best for Zoe. He is going to do the scope and decide that day because we want to make sure that we know exactly what procedure she needs and it will be effective. We don't have to want to put her under another time and have another surgery down the road if the minimally invasive procedure wasn't effective. We appreciate your prayers as we prepare for this. Zoe might not be the only one who needs to be sedated that day. Mommy can get a little nervous.

On a much happier note, last weekend we had a great visit to Cape Girardeau, MO! We attended the wedding of Clint and Torey Heuer. Clint is the son of our good friends from vicarage, Jeff and Sara. We had a fabulous time. It was so great to see all of our friends and to dance, laugh and have some good old fun with some of the greatest people we know. Don't worry. There are pictures. We were also able to attend our vicarage congregation the following day and have lunch with some good friends, too. Don't worry, there are pictures.

Hanging out at Panera in Cape. These two are too much. I love them.

John and Zoe. They are best friends.

Her other buddy, Jeff. Next time we are in Cape, Sara needs a picture!

Clint and Torey about to ride off to the farm! It was really cute! 

Jon and Zoe again. She was waiting patiently to dance with him. She then only wanted to dance to "Shake It Off". It wasn't John's pick for a song but he made an exception for Zozo.

Coloring while she waited for dinner.

Dressed up for the wedding!

Big Zoie and Little Zoe - Love them!

While up in Missouri, we spent a little time in St. Louis. Zoe got to have the full St. Louis Zoo experience. She loved it! She had so much fun seeing all of the animals and riding the train!

Checking out the Sea Lions

Phil the Gorilla!

Riding the train

Daddy's shoulders are so much fun!

Checking out the Penguins with Grandma

The Zoo wore her out.

Watch out Texas, she's coming home!

And a fun story to end the post...

I got Zoe up this morning and took her over to the couch for a little snuggle. She got up and started looking for food.
Zoe: Mommy, I share a granola bar?
Me: I made cinnamon rolls.
Zoe: (see below)

That's all for now. God is good.

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