At the beginning of this month a friend blogged that she was going to take a blog vacation... subconsciously, I joined her. I haven't had many profound thoughts this month, but we have kept busy... I'll let the pictures speak for themselves...
We crafted like normal.... we made cinnamon ornaments and play dough snowman just to name a few.
A former student, Jordan, stayed with us a few days. She was so much fun to have around... the kids got her to play all sorts of games with them... she was a sport. Here they are playing "guess whose footprint" in play dough.
We did our annual Christmas cookie making/decorating/eating.
This year we delivered plates of goodies to our neighbors... the kids loved that!
We went sledding... so much fun! We've gotten a lot of snow... and are loving it!
Ethan planned and prepared a tea party... he cut out animal shaped cheeses and heart shaped peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. He was so careful and cute. Eden on the other hand was the bull in the china cabinet... so my beautiful tea pot is now in a million pieces.... *sigh*
My birthday was magical this year. Micah spoiled me rotten with a night away, dinner/movie (The Hobbit), and a day at the SPA... what an experience!!! The beautiful flowers were sent to me by my dear friend, Gena... thanks, Gena!
This Christmas was a simple family event. It started out with a surprise... FROZEN PIPES! So we spent the day warm, but without water. Thankfully the space heater we put under the trailer finally did it's magic and the water came back on sometime in the morning... Micah got up at 4 to turn off all the facets... Praise the LORD there were no burst pipes! After 4 hours this afternoon the pipes are all re-insulated with new heating tape... and we found the culprit... a blown fuse--- so the heating tape didn't work! The kids loved their presents and so we spend the rest of the day playing games and snacking on Christmasy things! Such a beautiful season!
I'll wish you a late Merry Christmas and leave with you a surprise... that might be the main reason for my lack of blogging... we received news that a little one will be joining us around August 9th... trying to wrap my mind around this and prepare for this incredible miracle and surprise... too bad I gave all my baby stuff away this past year!!!!