Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Goodbye 2014!

 "Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see" Hebrews 11:1
I think this may be one of my verses for this year! What a year it's been and what a year it will be! So much growth and change to be thankful for for all of us this year. These pics were taken on a walk near our  new home- It has been spiritually and physically refreshing for me to be removed for a bit from the busy city of Van Nuys. After this weekend things will pick back up but now I feel ready. The quiet country has provided for deep sleep and calm days. Weston starts school on Monday and the routine is actually looked forward to. How kind of God to give us this time of quiet and rest.  I am also thankful that we were able to move during this season of Joy- it helped my heart to be continually reminded of our Savior and all that He did for us! 

 We have been making some sweet new friends and had them over to decorate sugar cookies
 Grady has become so much more playful- I just love that he thinks you talk on the phone behind your head
 The boys were thrilled to make their own gingerbread trains. I loved watching their concentration and little fingers carefully placing the candies (and they aren't completely naked I promise)

 And then we had our first meeting with the folks coming to the church plant at a cozy Christmas party. It was so much fun to meet all the smiling faces that we will soon know very well.
 Christmas Eve Grady sprouted a fever so just the big boys and Daddy headed off to church

All squeaky clean and ready for bed in new jammies
We had a quiet Christmas morning and then headed to my parents after breakfast and presents- Grady slept until 11am!

Playing with the nativity at Omie and Grandpas
 Grady wasn't so sure about the singing hat though
Omie and Grandpa spoiled us all rotten!
 So much fun to be with Ryder, Auntie Leah and Uncle Bryan! Wish we could be together all the time

Now to New Year's Eve! It has been snowing and snowing all day much to all of our delight! The whole place has been transformed under a blanket of white and the boys spent the entire morning playing outside in their rain boots and new winter coats.
So a night in was in order. I made a pot of chili and then we had a dance party and silly photo booth :)

Happy New Year and God Bless !


OmieSusie said...

Hello 2015! Wow, what a finale to 2014 we had with such major family events like Leah&Bryans engagement to your making the major move to AZ to birth a new church all in a few short months! This past Holiday season is one for our family's history book for sure & 2015 will bring even more major family events! God is good & we are blessed!

Katherine said...

What beautiful scenery! And I didn't realize you were now living close to your parents. I hope you feel at home already, even if there are many changes and unknowns. I was so ready to begin letting our "roots grow" after our move; I hope the same for you.

Happy new year!

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