This post is dedicated to my parents, who are headed to Israel with a group from their church this Monday. They are understandably nervous about the political situation over there right now. Unfortunately, I am not very tactful and told my mom the following when she expressed concern about the trip and told me where their will and safety deposit box keys were hidden.
"Make sure you leave the junk under the house and in the garage to Jon (my brother)" and the really sensitive one (although serious...I always find myself doing this on plane rides!) "make sure to re-examine your salvation before you go!" Its good advice, but maybe not super-sensitive when talking to someone who is nervous about their safety.:)
Anyway, they sent us these cute pics from Christmas:
Punker-nootie and my fun bro
M torturing their cat (stalking it, really)
Grampa and Punker stalking the cat together