Saturday, January 8, 2011

Happy New Year

January 2011! Can't hardly believe we are at the beginning of a new year. The days seem to come and go a lot quicker the older I am getting. I can remember wanting my driver's license and how it seemed like an eternity would pass before I would actually get it and now I have been driving for more than 25 years. WOW!!


A lot has happened since I last posted interms of still trying to get settled into our new home. In fact the last pictures I posted of the living room are not even what it looks like now. I have to post some pics later of the "now".


Chandler's club soccer team won their fifth and final state championship. They qualified to play in Regionals in June but then the team will be done as they all go their separate ways to college. Thankfully for us Chandler has chosen a college close to home so, although he will live on campus we will still get to see him often( for food and laundry hah ) as well as watch him play soccer for the school so that will be exciting.

We had a fabulous first Christmas in our new home and after visiting relatives on David's side of the family my parents, who recently moved from Germany to the state of Alabama came to visit for a few days with their two Jack Russells Bear and Pooh. It was nice to have them.

Carson and Cameron stared on their first competitive soccer teams this year and are having a blast. We are on a short break then the spring season begins soon. Right now they are both playing on two basketball teams. David coaches on and a friend coaches the other. They are so much fun to watch. Soccer may have been for Chandler but he played or tried everything and didn't decide on "one " sport till he was eleven.. Not sure what these two will choose but we want to make sure they have fun till they do or even if they do. Till then we will keep running all over creation if they are enjoying what they do. I love seeing them active as we are seeing such a trend of inactivity in people(myself included) because we are way too busy for our on good.

David is loving coaching and teaching and his "day job". I am still enjoying teaching. I didn't think I could love a class as much as my first one but I love these kiddos just the same. It has been a good year so far.

Our church is doing a churchwide reading of the Chronological bible in a year. I started it last week and am enjoying it so far. In fact this was my only resolution-- yes I desparately need and want to lose weight, be more organized, strengthen and rekindle friendships, be a better mom and wife, handle my money better and many more things but I am finding that if I keep the main thing the main thing then everything else falls into place because my priorities become a little more like His priorities so basically doing everything I can to rekindle the love I have for the Lord is my only resolution this year, and in my life at this moment that's all I need.


Although I haven't blogged as much as I would like too I do still lurk and it brings me joy to get a glimpse into so many other lives to see how they are living for the Lord, giving tips on cooking and decorating, watching kiddos grow and just plain living life.



Here are a few pictures of the new home, some were taken the month we moved in so we still had some flowers. Some were taken recently by my mom. Of course I had to include some pictures of everything else going on in our life as well. Until next time!

Cameron's room

This year's Christmas picture
Dad and one of the dogs
The playroom

out back












The pond that our Lab, Dallas loves to jump in






The firepit










Blessings,




3 comments:

Jessica said...

I love the built in shelves in the playroom!! So functional and pretty!

Kat said...

Hi there! Thanks for your visit and comment today. I'm so glad you're back to blogging again.

Hugs,
Kat

Sandy said...

Awesome pics. can't wait to see it in person.