Thursday, January 16, 2014

Grateful for A New Year

I can't believe it's been over a month since I have blogged.  Crazy, I know and I really don't have any major excuse.  Life has just been busy and I hardly ever have down time to sit and write my thoughts.  With the busy Christmas season, all my older kids in town for the holidays, and then being hit with the flu beginning on New Year's day it's been more hectic than normal.  So I guess I'll update everyone on last month's happenings and I promise I'll try to get back on a weekly blog post schedule : )

4 of us ran the neighborhood Jingle Bell 5K.  Christian won the whole thing with the best time! 

We made the annual Christmas Candy house.

My first born came home for a 2 week holiday exodus....yay!  He is loving the army but looked pretty thin.  We fattened him up while he was home : )
My nursing school friend came to visit me from Texas....hadn't seen each other for over 20 years!  But it's so awesome how friendships can pick-up again just like we saw each other yesterday!

Matthew sat through his first official performance of the Nutcracker.  He was very well behaved and liked hanging out with us girls.
We visited family in Charlotte right before New Year's and pretty much took over the neighborhood Starbucks......they kicked us outside : )

My big kids went bowling with the cousins.

And of course, the usual Christmas morning mess and chaos.  Wouldn't have it any other way : )

Happy New Year!


  1. Such a beautiful family ☺️I often read but not comment .. May 2014 be a very blessed one ��Lisa..

  2. Glad you're ok...was starting to worry! :) Looked like a great Christmas/New Year!


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