Thursday, December 31, 2015

Put A Fork In It!

2015 is all but over. 
It's been a good year for us. A very good year.
 It felt strange to not have a baby born in the family this year.
 Real strange. 
But we are so enjoying all the little ones we are blessed with 
and are so thankful for their good health!

I like to choose a WORD every year to focus on and try to improve myself with.
I don't think I picked one for 2015.
If I did, I didn't do a very good job focusing on it. LOL!

For 2016 my word is
P A U S E.

I saw this posted 
(author unknown):

I am opinionated and too often I SPEAK BEFORE I THINK.

 should help me choose my words carefully and not regret
words that I could/should have kept to myself!

2015...Put A Fork In It!

Saturday, December 26, 2015

Christmas 2015

Once again, it was LOUD and CRAZY.
That's just how we are.
Normally I fight against that for some reason.
This year I decided:
"It IS what it IS."
It didn't change a thing
Except my stress level.
Still LOUD.
Still CRAZY.
But family was there.
And Jesus was there.
And it's my family.

Me and my parents

All the cousins under 10 in their matching Christmas pajamas 
from Nanny and Granddaddy!

Our nine grands.

We love big.
We love well.
We love Jesus.
So thankful for each one of them.

Merry Christmas from my family to yours!

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Christmas Card Carousel 2015

Joining Faith's Christmas Card Carousel!

front of card:
This is our family on our annual family beach trip. 
I included my parents as well!

back of card:
Our nine grands

Merry Christmas!