"To bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of gladness instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair." Isaiah 61:3

The Burckhard Family

The Burckhard Family

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Our Weekend in Minnesota

As you can see by no postings, I haven't been home for a few days because my family and I went to a lodge in Cross Lake, MN to attend the MN Headwaters ARC Family Conference. We had so much fun meeting parents of kids with disabilities and seeing our good friends Jim and Angie!

Kevin was invited to be one of the speakers at the conference. He made a presentation on Special Needs Trusts. I am so proud of him and how well he did! He can take such a "boring" topic and make it so interesting and useful for families. AND, I still laugh heartily at his jokes!

We had a good family trip out of it too. The Whitefish Lodge was beautiful and the swimming was good-according to Grace.

As we were driving home, we each shared our favorite part of the trip (we do this on every trip we take) and it was agreed that we just really liked being together most of all!

We all talked about where Bella would sleep and sit and so on when we take trips together in the future. It is so exciting that our family is really starting to grasp the idea of adding a new little person into the mix!

Our little cups are full!


  1. Sounds like a great time. So neat how you all love each other so much! And dream together about Bella.

  2. It was great to see you guys! The time went so fast wish we would have had more time to visit. Kevin did a great job too.