Tuesday, January 05, 2016

Welcome 2016!

2015 was a pretty good year for the B family. Aside from the loss of my very dear friend, we had a lot of things to be thankful for, most notably the move to our new beautiful home. We had a pretty healthy year, aside from my little shingles outbreak and the viruses that tend to visit us every now and then. The kids did well in school and sports, we had a 1st Communicant, several trips to the beach, a trip to Aggieland and a trip to Dallas.

We enter into 2016 with a new teenager and an almost-2yr old! Daddy will hit some big numbers on his birthday this year, and we'll hopefully have a big trip to Florida for a family wedding in May. Steven and I are both working on our health this year, trying a very low/no-carb diet this month. We will likely be helping my parents move closer to us, and I'm sure there will be other things not on our agenda, but on God's!

As we ushered out 2015, we offered to host a New Year's Eve gathering since the previous hosts weren't able to. I think it came together the day before; nothing like a last minute party and we're getting pretty good at pulling things together on short notice! We were grateful to share this night with Beverly's family. We hope that this new year will be one of healing for them, and that we continue to see God's graces as they walk this difficult road without her.

Daddy working the pepper grinder while the two little ones feast on tortilla chips. And oh those candy bark-covered pretzel rods were so good!

Daddy and MC owning the kitchen!

Prayer time in the new house often includes children on the balcony :)

Katie loves this little friend who is 4, but is a sweet playmate to her


And at midnight, for those two other families who were brave enough to stay...some fun with sparklers, glow sticks, and bubble wrap to ring in the new year!

May it be filled with much JOY!

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