It was a year of…

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Incorporating school and errands

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Finding ways to reach and encourage a struggling child

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Firsts for dad as he helped mom out when she couldn’t stand for any length of time

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Sweet notes being left above my pillow from my incredible husband

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Where these two started going to the same university together

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When we almost got to see baby robins

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An outpouring of thoughtful and generous gifts

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More family photos than all other years combined in our marriage

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The passing away of our beloved Lily

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Niki’s first mission trip and first time to Mexico

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A reminder that I will “Love You Forever”!

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Mommy was sooo pregnant (in the middle of summer) that we stayed indoors and found ways to turn “Gold Rush” into an educational and relaxing time together

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We learned that chicken manure is a glorious, glorious addition to our garden!

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We watched my tummy grow with a tiny miracle

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She learned she’s never too old for mommy to kiss her in public

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Gabriel was born!

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Happy Grandparents!

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Fun with all our cousins!

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Flying with dad

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Building with dad

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The life changing time line

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Discovering he loves to draw!

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6 chapters done and more starting TOMORROW!

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BIG helpers!!!

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Gabriel’s baptism and party with family traveling from near and far to attend

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Culinary school

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First molting

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Falling deeper and deeper in love with this man

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Hanging out with our homeschool friends

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The swarm of the boxelder bugs

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First runway show

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First Thanksgiving snowman

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Prayers for this beautiful family

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…and first friend

Happy New Year!