Well, tonight is the last night of 2013. Here I am, at home, the only place I want to be tonight;)
This is NOT my favorite holiday! The kids are sound asleep and as soon as I finish this, I'm on my way to bed too!
This year we have seen the Lord at work and we are so blessed!
This year Matt and I celebrated our 7th wedding anniversary.
I am thankful for him and love him so much!
Matt started his new job being on staff at our church. We went through a bit of a transition this summer as we pursued a wonderful job opportunity for him that would have taken us to Tampa, Florida serving at IBC. Now, THAT was a HUGE trusting God moment in our life! We were so thankful though, when the Lord opened up a position for him right at our home church doing what he LOVES!
He started his 4th season as the head coach for the school's varsity girls basketball team and coached Jake in his first season of t-ball!
I was kept busy with my sweet three at home! I definitely love being at home and enjoy every moment I get with them! I started my 7th year teaching and am thankful for the opportunity that I have to teach part time now. I did some Bible studies with my SS class where we studied the book of Ephesians and started the study "Lies Women Believe" (we'll finish it up after the holiday break).
We spent a lot of time together as a family!
We went to the beach,
took the kids bowling for the first time, played putt putt, did lots of swimming, went strawberry, apple, & pumpkin picking, had friends over, went to the park, went geocaching, had lots of movie nights and sleepovers, took two trips to Florida, celebrated with our family, and smiled a lot!
This year Jake turned five years old! He played t-ball for the first time and has now started playing basketball! He is taking kindergarten classes at GA and is doing great! He learned to ride a two wheeler and is a pro at it!
He has learned several Bible verses this year and loves going to his SS class and big church with us each week. He LOVES listening to the Christian radio station and knows the words to probably every song! Ha! His favorite artists are Mandisa and Toby Mac;)
He is ALL boy, but has a very sweet heart:)
Sissy just turned three and is the sweetest thing ever! I would say that she is pretty girlie, but can hold her own when it comes to being the sister sandwich in our family;)
She loves all things pink and princess!
She goes to school with me while I teach and LOVES her friends there. She moved to a big girl bed way back at the beginning of the year, had her first sleepover at Mimi's, went to her first movie, and became an excellent swimmer!
Everyone loves Sissy;)
She is the BEST big sister EVER!
My sweet Parker turned ONE! Everyone still comments on his red hair and smile;)
He is such a good boy and we are in LOVE with him! I just LOVE when he giggles and gives out his big hugs and yummy kisses!
This year Parker celebrated his first Easter, he learned to walk, and of course say lots of words!
He enjoyed his second beach trip to Surfside and pretty much tagged along wherever the big kids and I went!
He goes to school with me every morning too. He doesn't seem to mind. He also loves his friends (and playing playdough)! Ha!
What a blessed 2013 our family has had and we look forward to what the Lord has in store for us this coming year!