Sunday, December 6, 2009

MERRY CHRISTMAS

This is Dave. Kari and I wanted to reach out and give you a quick update on the journey our family is experiencing, mostly to let family and friends know how much we love you and are so grateful and humbled by all your thoughts and prayers and concerns for our family's behalf. We deeply appreciate all the help and love we have received and continue to receive from so many wonderful people.

Sadee is enjoying first grade. She loves being able to read and write and is very talented at math. She has made wonderful friends being at a new school this year and loves her teacher, as do we, Mrs. Goodwin.

Ava has been able to attend a neighborhood joyschool and spends lots of time with mommy, cooking, playing and visiting grandparents. She has developed a contagious sense of humor and keeps our spirits lifted.

Kari is as expected- worried, emotional, afraid and so deeply heartbroken by the devastation that has resulted by this experience. With the loss of a career she is now home taking care of Ava and Sadee as well as doing everything she can to seek understanding and make restitution for some grave errors.

The last three months have been extremely hard, but we still feel gratitude for the many blessings our family receives, even among this tragedy. It is Christmas time and we would be nobody to not acknowledge the Lord in our lives. We continue to ask for His help and your prayers as we stand to face some pretty drastic changes in our family in the next week or so.

Kari wanted me to post that all friends and family who can come on Thursday, December 17th @ 10am to support in her sentencing are wanted and welcome. She would appreciate that support so much.

Much Love and Merry Christmas

Dave and Kari

15 comments:

Matt and Jessie said...

You guys have been in our thoughts and prayers. Please let us know if you need help with the girls. I feel badly that I haven't done more to reach out to your family at this very difficult time. We will keep praying for you all.

Tawnz7 said...
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Tawnz7 said...

Kari and family,
My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Good luck with everything.
xoxo,
Tawnia

Jared and Niki said...

We love you guys so much and think about you all the time. Good luck in the next few weeks.

cardwellclan said...

We love you guys. We hope everything works out the best for you guys. I was touched by your gratitude to the Lord. We remember how you, Dave, always got Nathan to go to nursery! He wouldn't at first, but then you made him feel more at home there. Thank you.

Larsen said...

Hey. Big ♥ to you guys. You are welcome for the cookie dough!!

Erika said...

Your family is in our thoughts and prayers. Though I probably will not make it this Thursday, my heart will be with you guys! Let me know if you need help with the girls!

Deseret and Jeremy Fuls said...

We'll be thinking of all of you. Good luck tomorrow!

The Flynn's said...

You're all in my every thought and prayers. Much Love, Katie

Crazy Uncle Ryan said...

We love you guys and we are so sorry for all that has happened. We are praying for your family every day.

Audrey Squires said...

dearest your beautiful family, you are and have been in my prayers. I went to school with Kari. I admire her strength in this process and the strength of your family.I understand this more than most being a victim myself and my dad being one of the best sex offender therapists in Idaho Falls (Blair Garner) has taught me the other side of why this happens and that these people can be rehabilitated and are as normal as us all. I wish Kari the best and want her to know I think of her often and know that she is and always will be a wonderful person to me. I wish you the best and want you to know you are in our families prayers. Much love!

Karey said...

Our heart is breaking for your family Dave. Please know we are praying for your family each day. Love, Karey and Adam Barnes

Daveandkari said...

Dave & Kari -

I found your blog by searching in google! My fiancé and I just recently started a blog about our engagement and wedding planning! I saw yours on google and I love it :):). I will be checking in a lot! Your family is adorable. And we have the same names!!

- Dave & Kari

phil said...

Kari, you was released from prison. How are you ? Not too harsh experience ?

cardwellclan said...

I don't know if you even check this blog, but my husband and I saw you guys at Sam's Club the other day and were going to say hi, but you were a little ahead of us. You might not even remember who we are! We are Matthew and Becky Cardwell, Nathan was in Dave's nursery class at church! He is 8 now! I hope you guys are well! We have five kids now...Nathan is 8, Mary 6, twins James and John 3, and Eli, 1.