Wednesday, January 08, 2014

Oh the weather outside’s been frightful…

The weather the last few days has been rather frigid for Tennessee. We haven’t gotten down in the single digits since the mid-90s prior to this past Monday. And boy, Mother Nature made sure it was registered.

We have been very grateful that we got our fireplace installed last month. It was very pleasant to sit in front of it and warm up while watching movies with the family.

Thankfully, we have not had any property damage this go around with the snow and ice. In December we lost quite a few branches out of our two large willow trees. To that we are just hoping they recover from the severe pruning they received.

For the most part the kids have enjoyed the extended winter break. Since we celebrate Little Christmas, or Twelfth Night, they were able to enjoy playing with their gifts before going back to school unlike usual.

Speaking of Little Christmas, the one gift that seemed to be the biggest hit was dad’s. Dad got a tabletop Foosball game. He of course has not yet played it because the kids have commandeered it. Love seeing happy faces.
All and all, we are starting the New Year off well.

Wednesday, January 01, 2014

New Year Celebration!

2013 was quite a year for us. We had two significant graduations with G1 graduating high school in May and Faith graduating college with her B.A. in December. B1 started middle school.

G3 got her driver’s license. And she has managed to get part-time work as a babysitter during downtime from school.

G2 has finally found a niche that she loves in drawing.

B2 and B3 are all about b’daman and video games.

We truly enjoyed a year that was rather calm and limited the exciting moments.

For the upcoming year we expect some changes, but our focus is on becoming a stronger family and focusing on God being the center of the family.

We also intend to focus on our blessings. Focusing on what God has given us is more important than what the world has taken away.