Sunday, October 25, 2009

Chloe's Camping Trip

Since Chloe and her siblings didn't have school three days last week, we took a long weekend camping trip up north. Yes, it was cold. Yes, it was rainy. But we love camping, and it was worth the trip.

Chloe's favorite part was playing games with her family (we played a lot of Qwirkle and Blokus during the rain!) and taking a long hike around the lake.

Monday morning Chloe heads into the hospital for a long day of pre-operat
ion business. Bloodwork, x-ray, EKG, echo - she has had this all before and will tolerate it very patiently. But please be in prayer for a smooth day, for endurance and good spirits for both Chloe and her mom.


  1. We are praying continually!

  2. We are praying for you all and especially Chloe! Had a long talk with Jacob about praying this morning and he and his class will be praying for you too! Glad you could spend the weekend with the family! Nice time to recharge!

  3. Did you go to Ludington State Park? That is my favorite place! We camped there two weeks ago and it was pretty cold and wet, but we had so much fun. My kids are younger. I wish that they could play fun games. Instead....I played "Don't spill the beans" (NOT a fun game, unless you're 3). Thanks for the update!

  4. Charity & Chloe - I have thought of you both quite often today and every time I do I say a prayer.

    And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:7

    I have experienced that amazing peace that can only come from God and I am praying that you will have it as well.

  5. Praying for you guys all this week!

  6. Just said a prayer for you Chloe. You are such a sweet little lady! Julie

  7. Praying for Chloe and the VanderLaan family, today. I'll keep praying, too.

    Jill Edstrom

  8. Chloe,

    We thought a lot about you today and are praying for you too! You are such a strong young lady (I think you get that from your Mom!) we love you lots!

  9. Hey Chloe!
    I will be praying for you and your family this morning! Take care! You or always welcome to come visit and we'll take you camping down here (I will personally fend off the alligators, but you are on your own with the spiders and the snakes)!

    Uncle Chris