Thanksgiving 2012

Kent and I have so much to be thankful…Here are some of the highlights for each month of this year. Lots of other things happened in our lives but these are some of the highlights.

December 2011: All of our family had our Christmas together in Detroit with Josh, Teresa and Silas. Kara and Nick and Kent and I ended up being on the same plane getting there too. We had a great time together!

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Kara has so much fun with Silas too!Image

January…I was able to give a “once in a lifetime” gift to my husband for his birthday and Christmas. It was a ride in a Nascar racing car. Kent used to race when he was a teenager so this was a big treat. It was only for 6 laps but when you are going 120mph…it does go by fast. Doesn’t he look so handsome in this outfit?

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February…We were in Denver for a little over a week for a conference. We got to stay with Kara and Nick. But another blessing was that it snowed… a lot 24 inches and the last day of the conference was canceled and so we just got to hang out with Kara and Nick andourgrandcat “Beane”.. What fun! I love snow too!

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This was right before Kara thre Beane into the snow.. Beane promptly came back into the house! I think she had a an inkling of what Kara was going to do here.

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March… I had another trip to PA by myself.  My brother Merle passed away quite suddenly.  On his death bed, we believe that Merle came to Christ. I have been praying for him most of my life. . Here he is when he joined the Army in the 70’s

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April…Kent needed to go to Portland, Oregon for a pastors conference. We had some free tickets so I used one and went along and hung out with Kent’s sister while he was gone. I love having time with LeAnn and Ken. It was great to see where they are living now too.

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May…We left Phoenix and started traveling north. We had a tire on the truck blow out…but God was helping us, as we were able to get help pretty quickly. PTL! Kent was able to fix most of the damage done and so that helped us.

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By Mid May we were settled in Bellevue, WA at SAMBICA(a Christian camp) for another summer. Also we had three graduations in the family this month. Kara got her Master in Special Education. Josh got his Bachelors degree Cum Laude from Eastern Michigan University and Teresa got her Masters in Nurse Practioner. We are so proud of all of our kids!!

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June…  I planted about 600 flowers this month at SAMBICA.

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In June, we also helped Kent’s parent’s get to Seattle ariport and then back home.

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July… Josh, Teresa and 6 year old Silas came to SAMBICA. Silas went to camp for a week and had such fun! We had fun watching him as well.  Also he told me he had asked Jesus to be his savoir. PTL! We had a few days with Josh and Teresa as well to enjoy them.

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August .. Kara and Nick came for a visit. Kara came early and spent some extra time with us and with Kent’s parents.

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Jan got to climb the 45 foot tree that the campers climb. It was an event for her as she has always had a fear of heights.

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We all went to Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. Kara and I got to have High Tea at the Empress Hotel. I have always wanted to do this and it was so special that my daughter took me!

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We also had some friends stop by to see us from Spokane and they are now supporting us. Thanks Lippert family!

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We also had some fun days showing Seattle to dear friends from Phoenix.

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We went whale watching one day and saw many of them. Fun!

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September…. we flew to Denver to help Kara and Nick on a major kitchen remodel. It turned out beautifully but was a ton of work!!!!!

Before:

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Working hard in the process..Kara working right alongside her dad. I helped with whatever they needed. But the food was a great way to help. It wasn’t quite done when Kent had to come home.

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AFTER…Beautiful!

October ….we went to Mission Fest Seattle. We met some neat young people. We left SAMBICA and headed south. We ended the month by celebrating my birthday in Arizona and then had a few days of quiet out in the desert.

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November…we are once again settled in Phoenix and Jan is working for Arizona Christian University planting flowers. I have planted about 500 already. Kent and I had a ministry trip to Texas A & M for a mission conference. Over 6000 students came for the worship time at that conference. It was encouraging to talk to many interested in serving God. Thankgiving we were with friends from our church and small group.

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December…We are going to be with Josh and family over Christmas this year too. We are very excited about that too.  God has blessed us with many friends and wonderful children who we are so proud of. We wish we could be together more but are grateful for every time we do get to see and interact with them.

We are also very grateful to all the friends that support us! Many people support us financially, prayerfully and in friendship. All of these ways support us and allow us to keep serving God in missions. THANKS!!!!

With Very Grateful Hearts,

Jan for the Roaming Reimers

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One Response to “Thanksgiving 2012”

  1. Rachel Says:

    What a wonderful year you have had! And it’s not over yet!!!!! Yey!!

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