Friday, December 30, 2016

2016.. A Year in Pictures

It doesn't seem like its over already.  Doesn't seem possible that a year ago on New Years Day, we will have spent an entire year at the college, on campus!  It's went by so quickly!  

In February my husband did his first Baptism service, and it was for his beautiful girls!  How blessed this day was!

Our hometeam, the Carolina Panthers went to the superbowl!  They didn't win, but it was exciting to see them there anyway!!!

We visited our hometown more than a few times, and Hubby and I spent Valentines day at home with some takeout from Applebees and a chick flick!

We ate lots of Steak N Shake since it was on our route to our hometown, and bunked in Nana's big bed to watch movies...

We had some wonderful schooldays at our little dining room table...  and did lots of art projects!

We made some new friends on campus!  There are so many families on campus now that there is a waiting list!  When we came here there were 11 kids on campus, now including us there are 25!  What a blessing!

We spent lots of quiet days at the church playground that is a short walk from the house...

And a few days at the park back up in the mountains... with my sweet Norie

Enjoyed Yogurt at our local Yogurt World!

And had a blessed Easter service back home with family...

My oldest boy turned 8!

And we began serving at a new church in the area...  with a beautiful view!

Sawyer  turned 3...

And Hubby and I celebrated 10 years of marriage with our first beach vacation alone since our honeymoon lol!

Norie turned 1!

And I turned 

Callie began living our her lifelong dream of horsemanship, and met her new best friends!

And we spent LOTS of lazy days in our backyard pool....  they were the best!

We returned to the Crystal Coast to vacate as a family, and enjoyed our week there!

And my stepbrother got married!

 Dad even talked like a Pirate to get free donuts, lol!

We brought home our newest family member, Rebecca!  Callie's first American Girl doll!

And my sisters and I spent the weekend with my Daddy for his birthday, and that makes my heart smile.  I don't think there's ever been a Daddy more loved by his girls!

My husband has met some amazing, Godly men while here on campus, and I'm so thankful for his friendships that he has made..  its been one of our greatest blessings...

And we did have a blessed Christmas!

2016 was one of those life changing years.  The year that we dedicated our lives, the year that we moved two hours away from our homes and began this journey into ministry.  Its been the hardest, but most blessed year of our lives, and I'm so grateful for this year and all that it has brought!  I am looking forward to 2017!!!  Auld lang syne!