Monday, December 22, 2008

Merry Christmas from Audrey

Audrey loves this santa hat.

Snow, Snow, Snow,

Yesterday was Audrey's first time sitting in the snow. She wasn't to sure of what to do. Oh, Well. We all had fun on the snow mobile and 4 wheeler. We got about 7 inches of snow yesterday and it's still snowing. I think we're going to have a white Christmas.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008


This was an email sent out by my brother-in-law and I wanted to pass it on to everyone. I found it very encouraging. We have a very faithful and awesome God who hears the prayers of His children.


Praise the Lord for his mercies endure forever!

We are overjoyed to share that things are going very well for us! Lizzie was able to come home from the hospital last Sunday and has thoroughly enjoyed spending the last week at home. We were planning on spending another week or two in the hospital for Liz to have a minor surgery meant to alleviate some intense abdominal pain. However, God poured out his mercy upon her and she became pain free. This was just ten days ago, and as a result, she was able to come home.

It has been wonderful settling back into life as a family and not having to drive back and forth to Washington D.C. Samuel and Jacob are also thrilled to have their big sister home and the three of them have been playing together nonstop. Liz still has about 2 years of treatments left to complete, but she doesn't have any more scheduled hospital stays...Praise God! However, her immune system is still weak, and if she runs a fever, she will have to spend 3 days in the hospital for observation. So, we are now asking for prayer that she would stay healthy and that God would protect her from all the nasty little bugs that get passed around during the winter months.

We cannot thank you enough for your prayers, cards, gifts, meals, and babysitting. We have been so blessed by the body of Christ and it has been amazing to watch His love poured out on us. We have started a caring bridge website to post updates, but there is very little information on there for now. You can find it by going to and typing in Lizzieklier (one word) We will be posting updates there and I believe there is a way to subscribe to the page so that any updates will be sent to your email account. Also, Some of you may know that I am a fan of Toyota Land Cruisers, some of you may not. In any case, I am part of an online community that focuses on Land Cruisers and attempts to give technical and mechanical assistance to folks who need it. One of the other members runs a wine importing business and decided to start a website featuring a variety of wine with Land Cruisers on the labels. For each bottle of wine sold, the owner is donating eight dollars to Lizzie. The wine is from Chile and is pretty good from what I have heard. The site is Even if you are not interested in Land Cruisers, the labels are unique, the wine is good, and the profits go to a good cause. Well, I think that is all for now, thanks again for all of your prayers.
In His Mercy, The Kliers

I would encourage everyone to take a look at the wines. The labels are all very original. They're a lot of fun.

Our little Ham

This morning as I write this it's -7 and we have 8 - 10 inches of snow on the ground (not a lot yet, but we'll get there). It's been cold lately, but we're enjoying the weather. We took Audrey for her first snowmobile ride the other day. She seemed to enjoy it. She loves being outside and gets so excited when we're out.
I just had to share these adorable pictures of her hamming around with daddy at dinner the other night. I just love her big smile. She is such a daddy's girl. She loves that Lucas is home at night, now that his training for work is all done. We're all happy that the 26 weeks of training are finished and he's able to be home now.

Monday, December 8, 2008

An answer to Prayer

Lucas and I have been married almost 2 years and we haven't had a couch. Living in the apartment we didn't have room for one. But we were finally able to buy one a few weeks ago. How wonderful it is to sit next to my husband in the evening. God has blessed our family so richly.

Christmas Cheer!!

This was taken yesterday morning and since then it's snowed all day and night. Now we have about 6 inches. It looks so beautiful, as I type this the snow is falling in big flakes. I love the snow!

We cut our tree just a mile from our home.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Thanksgiving with the Swansons

Dinner with the Family

The Swanson Men
Lucas, Pat, Jeremy, Dad and Zach

What would Thanksgiving be like without guns?
The Swanson Ladies
back row: Melissa, Mom, Me, Tara
front row: Klara and Audrey
not pictured: Nola