Friday, January 3, 2014

2013 Highlights + Psalm 16:6 printable

Favorite memories from 2013...

Photo: God's given me an amazing wife and another son! Say hello to Luke!

Welcoming Baby Luke in March was definitely the biggest high light.:) Although, to be honest with you, transitioning to five kids was a really hard adjustment for me. Luke was a really fussy baby the first six weeks or so, and usually would just lay in my arms and cry until 2 o'clock in the morning, then he'd wake up a few times more in the night to nurse, and then everyone else would be up needing me almost as soon as the sun came up. It was definitely an exhausting time, and a time to rely more fully on the Lord. 

Watching the kids welcome and dote on their new brother has also been a wonderful blessing.

About a month before Luke was born, someone surprised us with a gift certificate to a hotel and a gift card to Red Lobster. We were able to get a night away, and relax a little before we welcomed a new baby(little did we know how much we would need that!:)

In August we were able to attend a Cardinal game with Erik's family and my family. I don't know if we'd all been together since Erik and I got married(eight years ago!) We had so much fun, and the Cardinals even won. :)

Surviving my first year of home schooling was a pretty big deal...

As was beginning a new school year with a first grader and a kindergartner.

Watching these five crazies become best friends has been such a blessing.

There's a lot more I could post. The road trip the kids and I took a couple of weeks ago while Erik was on a business trip, the apple orchard, Friday play dates, learning to budget money(not necessarily a fun experience, but definitely necessary), the lady at the grocery store who randomly paid for my over hundred dollars worth of groceries, and plenty more. 2013 was a year full of blessings,  but certainly with some trials thrown in as well. I'm looking forward to the new year!

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  1. What fun memories and all the pictures are all fun. Your kids are adorable.


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