Saturday, December 12, 2009

Christmas Letter/Year-End Summary


This will be kinda like one of those choose your own ending books. But not really. All you really get to choose is how much of our lives and my blabbing to read! For the short version, stay put on this page. For details and pictures, follow the links!

January was busy and crazy. But we made it!

February and March and April included a trip to the WI Dells (and our first visit to a Casino), a marriage class, a wedding, a funeral, another Bible study and a trip for Robb to CO. Megan turned eight.

And, you'll never believe this: I started exercising. You will, however, believe this: I've since quit! I do have plans to start again. I think.

May: The girls were in dance.

June: I enjoyed a non-homeschooling mom's life for a week while my kids went to an all day Vacation Bible School. My thoughts on that. We celebrated 11 years of marriage and Mitchell's 10th birthday. Yes, I made that football cake. :)

July: Mitchell had his first week-long camp experience. He loved it, of course, and came home pumped.
We spent lots of time at the local playing, mom's gabbing. relaxing. NICE!

August we canned. The kids are great little kitchen helpers!

In the summer we also camped a few times and had two weekend friend fests which included mega bounce houses, lotsa food and lotsa friends! Not sure why I didn't blog about those events as they were the highlight of our summer!

With fall came another Bible Study, the start of Bible Quizzing and Mitchell's first experience playing football.

I posted about my brother-in-law's health scare and then again. He appears to be OK right now. We would all still appreciate prayer for the situation.

In October we visited Robb's dad and Linda in AZ for the first time since they moved there...WAY overdue! We also met Robb's grandma and aunt. We had a fabulous time. So much fun, in fact, that we were grouchy after returning home for approximately a month! The weather here may have had a bit to do with it! Can we just transport our whole life, friends and church and family and all, to a warmer climate? Please?

November brought my sister's baby shower.  Yes, I am sooooo excited and terribly sentimental about this upcoming birth.

I found my dream job and started working part-time at home for Carrie in her blog to book business.

And that brings us to December. Megan will visit the orthodontist this week. We have an upcoming piano recital and Christmas program. Madison will turn six.

Another year comes to a close and, once again, we rejoice in the faithfulness of our God. Thanks for being our friends. We are so grateful for you all.

Leave a comment and let me know you were here. :)


Heather of the EO said...

What a year! :)

I love that you did this, looking back over the year, what a great idea!

Heather said...

Love it , such a great idea!! You have a beautiful family!! Merry Christmas!

Faith said...

Great idea and very cute card!

Thanks so much for joining in the fun! Merry CHRISTmas to you!!!

kimberly t. bowling said...

What a neat way to review the year!! Loved it! And the card is so cute, too. I'm going to have to check out the "blog to book" that is something I definitely need to do!!