September 14, 2014

A Quick Trip to the Farm September 2014


A Quick Trip to the Farm September 2014
Todd Swank's Diary Entry for September 14, 2014


Luke and Avery started school this week.  10th grade.  I just can't believe they are sophomores in high school.  Where does the time go?  I still feel like they should be in elementary school.  


For the weekend, we decided to take a quick trip to Northwest Iowa and visit Grandma Haack on the farm.   We hadn't seen her for awhile and felt a visit was in order.  It was chilly when we arrived and the nights are already dropping down into the thirties.  Winter is coming!


As usual, Grandma was extremely excited to see us.


We appreciate everyone who has contacted us saying they have been praying for Luke!!  Luke was supposed to have some further tests done on his liver on Friday, but it was postponed for another week so they can adjust some of his medication.  Luke was very excited to get a reprieve from doctors for a week and just be able to focus on school!   You know all this medical stuff really must suck if school feels so much better than dealing with it!


We've been told that when a child is dealing with a serious medical issue, it's important to also pay extra attention to the siblings to make sure they don't feel neglected.  We've been trying this with Avery, but I'm not sure he appreciates it.

Luke was so excited that he found a snake next to Grandma's house.  Until we made the mistake of telling grandma about it.  As she explained, she hates snakes.  And then she dealt with it.  And that's all I have to say about that.


In the afternoon, we had fun playing basketball with Uncle Jerry and hanging out with his family.  We had a free throw contest and Jerry made something like 15 in a row.  He crushed us!   And that's all I have to say about that.


Uncle Jerry got a new dog named Jasper.  Jasper is still a puppy and full of spunk and mischief.  He's especially adept at stealing shoes and then playing the catch me if you can game.  I'm not very good at that game.


We came home on Sunday and had the good fortune of a visit from Krazy Kory.  He wasn't able to stay for long, but it's always good to see the guy.  He has a tendency to brighten my day.  And that's all I have to say about that.