So 2008 Was a rough year, whose back side we are not altogether sad to see depart. After the AC, Car, Baby, Jenny's Back, and the Microwave all failing in the last 4 or 5 months, we are definitely ready for a bit of a break from things breaking (no pun intended)
Jenny's Back is slowly but steadily healing; as many of you know its just hard not to use your back for a week straight (the prescribed remedy) when you have a 2 year old running around the house. With prayer and as much rest as possible, I am sure that it will heal. Losing the baby is probably the hardest thing that has ever happened to us emotionally, and only time will heal that wound. We are mostly back to a normal schedule of events now, and are "getting on with life."
Our friends have been so helpful and compassionate over the last 6 months as has family. We spent a lot of time with family this Christmas, and it was great to see Jordan spend time with her grandparents, especially the Patterson's since prior to this year they had been on the other side of the country.
--Josh 04:12, 17 January 2009 (UTC)