As I sit here typing this, it is pouring down snow outside...our first real snow of the season. Thanksgiving was wonderful. It was so great to have Zach's brother Matt here, and we ate with the Burks and then played cards and games until 11 at night...we do have a lot to be thankful for. We did miss all of you that we didn't get to see, though.
We did some typical Chicago stuff with Matthew...deep dish pizza, Millennium Park with the Bean, Lake Michigan, and a walk along the Chicago River. We also took him to Chinatown to eat, to Daley Plaza to see the big Christmas tree and the German Christkindl Market. I think the most fun he had was making pumpkin pies with Zach, though.
Zach was scheduled for surgery this past Wednesday, but after we waited at the hospital for a few hours, they told us that after reviewing his x-rays and scans again, they decided the surgery might do more damage than good, so he is still in the cast for the time-being, but he will soon be put in a splint and start physical therapy. We thank you for all your support and prayers, and Zach says he looks forward to doing some more blogging when he has more use of his hand and wrist. Zach's 24th birthday was Thursday, and we celebrated by having a nice dinner with some friends. Zach loved getting so many cards, phone calls, Facebook messages, and even a cake sent to him, so thanks everyone!
This is the end of the semester for Zach, so he's been very busy with all his final papers and things. And work for me has been chaotic, as we are in the middle of moving back into our renovated space and trying to get everything back up and running. Last night, however we had a chance to relax and little bit. We attended a semi-formal Advent party, so we gussied up and had some fun with friends.
We wish you all a happy Advent season. Zach will be helping to lead Wednesday services at our MIC church in Evanston this year, and we hope that all of you use this time of waiting and hope to prepare for Christmas. We look forward to seeing those of you in the Carolinas then.