Sunday, January 6, 2013

Garrett's Birthday..

Garrett turned 9 on Dec. 29th and it has been our tradition to go to ChuckeCheese.  This year we went in the morning.  I had a coupon for tokens and we skipped the pizza (ick).  We ate somewhere else for a much better price.  We were the only ones there for most of the time.  It was the best experience I've ever had at a really isn't my favorite place.  I think Garrett is outgrowing it, so this may be the last year.

Thursday, January 3, 2013

What will 2013 bring?

We have had a bundle of snow so far...more then all of last winter!  I can't say January is my favorite month (or Feb or Mar), but I know winter will eventually end!  I still can't get away from my Texas roots.  The Sun is my friend.

I am looking forward to continuing to home school all of the kids.  I take it a day at a time and try to enjoy each day.  My goal is that they (first) Love God with all of their hearts, mind and soul and love their neighbors and secondly, that I can build a great relationship with my children.  No small goals..but one day at a time.

My kids will all get a year older!  This year I'll see them turn 21, 20, 18, 16, 12, 10, 7, 5 & 2.  I pray that they will all mature and grow in the Lord each day.

I am also looking forward to having a bigger garden this year.  We have someone hired to come out in the spring and till up a spot and I am excited about that.  We may also add to our chickens and perhaps throw in a few ducks to the mix.  I also hope to train the llamas to be a circus act.  Really that is a joke as they are wild and practically untouchable.

I continue to purge and organize..this is an ongoing thing.  If I could just avoid buying more books.  Having a Nook helps but I still love to buy kids books.

I want to stay active in a Bible Study with other believers.  I am currently studying Romans with several friends and loving it.

I plan to be content and enjoy each day of 2013.    My hope is in the Lord alone.  Troubling times may increase in our world but I am confident in Him.  We may experience trials and difficult times, but He is always faithful and will never leave us.

Happy 2013!!!!