Saturday, January 2, 2016

2015 in Review

2015 was an exciting year ~

We were blessed with our 4th grandson ~ Alvin.  He is a cuddly, cute, blue eyed bundle of joy.  His brothers and cousin all have beautiful brown eyes ~ so gazing into blue eyes is quite a treat.

Our Mission Trips included a week in Honduras for Greg, Amy and I, Will spent a week in Haiti, then the 4 of us along with my niece and nephew spent a week in Albion, New York.  It is a great joy to see friends from previous trips that live in these far away places and to see our children serve the Lord and His children on these trips.

On New Years Eve 2014, Greg and I made the decision for him to retire and us to move to Georgia.  It was a 6 month in the making move and we are still sorting and unpacking and rearranging.  We are thrilled to be closer to my family and 7 hours closer to Gregs family (they are in Virginia).  We've hosted many family dinners and are enjoying living on our little farm.  Andy & AmyKate also moved to GA and live about 45 minutes away.

2015 was a great year for finding jobs ~ Greg, Rob, James, Will, Amy, Amy Kate, Andy and Allen all found new jobs or got promotions in jobs.  Katie got a new "job" too as she went from a mom of 2 to a mom of 3 ~ she is blessed to be a stay at home mommy to her little boys.  We are thrilled with jobs that offer benefits.

Our menagerie of animals includes 14 chickens, 5 dogs, and 3 rabbits.  Amy has shaved her angora rabbits once and they need it again.  The chickens provide us with a wealth eggs ~ sometimes 11 or 12 a day. 

Last year also brought a young man into Amy's life ~ well, they met 3 years ago and have served on 3 New York Mission Trips together.  He and his parents joined us for Thanksgiving weekend and she was surprised with a beautiful Promise ring.  This week Amy and I met them in Birmingham for a couple of days of fun.  And as the Lord has an awesome sense of humor ~ this young man lives in Mississippi.

2016 finds us looking for a new church home, watching love blossom, playing with grandboys, planning our spring/summer garden, and committing our ways to the Lord.

Thankful for ~

blessings, no matter how small or large
quiet times
leading from the Lord
improvements on our farmhouse
help with projects (thanks Bryant)

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Welcome to the farm ~ we are a blended family with 7 children (3 are married), 4 grandsons, 5 dogs, 3 rabbits, and 15 chickens living on 3 acres in Georgia. I love crafting, sewing, cooking & canning, recipes of all kinds, reading, playing with my little buddies, family time, travel, pinterest and most of all the Lord.