Friday, December 27, 2013

Catch Up... Part One

This was too funny to pass up because it describes our life in the Houston house! Haha
 For those of you who may have come to the belief that I had dropped of the face of the planet. I am still here!!!!
 This year has been very crazy, as you already know, but this fall/winter has been crazy just in itself. Lots of birthdays (Ten to be exact!), four weddings, about three conferences, the birth of our youngest sibling (by c-section no less), an emergency appendectomy, our church's annual men's retreat, and last but not least Dad and Samuel leave for Uganda this Sunday afternoon. I'm feeling tired just typing this all out! Haha!
 But through all of this we have been given many wonderful blessings! We thank the Lord for a healthy mom and baby, for Anna being cancer free, that God allowed Samuel to go on his missions trip, and for life itself! 
 I pray that, although life may get busy around here, we never take what God has given us for granted and that we honor and glorify Him with all of the outcomes. He is The One who has been faithful through the hard and the good times. Never once during this long year have I felt that God abandoned my family and I. He gave me peace and joy through it all. One thing I am particularly thankful for was that  He gave me the gift of laughter through all! Yes I still had hard days! Everyone does. But His joy comes from an unexplainable source. 
 So a late Happy Birthday to Lydia, Zeke, Julia, Dad, Michael, Abby, Selah, Samuel, and last but not least Tirzah! (Oh and me of course!) ;-)
 I will be doing another post on our Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays so stay tuned in! :-)

I am so thankful for my wonderful family! (Tirzah is present you just can't really see her.)

Our last Sunday night ferry ride back to Seattle.

Happy late Birthday Lydia! I love you!!!!

My little buddy! Matching hair of course!

Does he look a little dazed from the kiss to you?

Our not so little Michael. :-(

Yes he is a ham!

Someone stole my phone again!

My little Trizah. <3

The new big brother. We all had to laugh that this looks like a third generation picture. :-(
Thank you Anna S. for capturing my goofy moment!

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Great Quote

"You can't get a cup of tea big enough or a book long enough to suit me."

~ C. S. Lewis