Jan. ~ Receiving Bonhoeffer: Pastor. Martyr. Prophet. Spy from Joel at Christmas time. It took me nearly three months to complete, but what a rich treasure on the life of one of my heroes, Dietrich Bonhoeffer. Metaxas does a brilliant job portraying the intricate and difficult details of Bonhoeffer’s
short life. I was inspired anew.
Feb. ~ Johanna’s 13th birthday tea party with friends. * End of February I had a small private party with dear friends; we had Tunisian food, which was sooo delicious and quite easy to make. And then enjoyed a wonderful, uplifting evening of fellowship, and games.
Mar. ~ My 21st birthday. Can’t believe I am that old. * Enjoyed several opportunities to get with my dear friend Hannah during the spring and early summer. I love being with her! * Mom’s birthday. * Continuing my interaction with Sarah, my friend who lives in Germany. I look forward to meeting her
in person soon.
April ~ Phoebe and I had the privilege of accompanying Grandma, Great grandma, Uncle Jim and Aunt Naomi to Arkansas, and Memphis. We had a lovely time. * I got my license (finally!!!!!!!!!!!!!) * I enjoyed the wonderful opportunity of having brunch with my dear friend Camille, who’s family was in town with their band for a concert. I got to show her around a bit, and we visited of course.
May ~ Various times during the spring when we got together with Andrew, Daniel, Isaac, James, David and others to play Ultimate Frisbee. Fun with old friends. * Memorial Day Blast III, with about 75 of our friends at McKissick. We had a fun day with games, food and fellowship. * Poppy’s retirement scavenger hunt and surprise party! That was some of the most fun I’ve had this year. And it was a great weekend with family. * Enjoying Jaden’s chick (now a nearly grown hen) follow me around. So
June ~ In early June we girls and Mom had the pleasure of attending a Young Ladies conference held at Rockwall Bible Church, where Dr. Jobe Martin and his family attend. They were hosting the conference, and Phoebe, Jo and I had the privilege of filming each session. * Dad’s surprise 50th birthday party/father’s day with family and close friends here at our house. That was a really great day, with most of my favorite people.
July ~ VBS this year I again helped lead the music time, and was an assistant teacher/teacher. Our theme was “Old West” so the boys and Mr. Powell, built a false-front stage set and the kids loved it! *
Witnessing the Putman’s vow renewal service. Phoebe, Jo and I baked and decorated the cakes, and we helped mom decorate the building. That was fun!!! * Cheering Joel, Caleb, Jared and Andrew on as they ran a 5k, and then Jaden as he ran a 1k. * Caleb and Joel’s birthdays.
Aug. ~ Celebrating Hannah’s birthday with her. That was really special. Spent several hours
reminiscing with her and her mom, and enjoyed a lovely afternoon. * Poppy & Grams came and spent a week with us. What a fun week it was, we talked, and played Mexican Train, and cooked, and shopped, and talked. * Phoebe’s sweet 16th birthday we girls went to Square Burger in downtown
and had an awesome meal, and some of the best desserts ever! It was such a great day with my best friends.
Sept. ~ Our ministry’s third Apologetics conference, One God, One Faith, One Book. We spent the whole month of September getting ready for and cleaning up from the conference. It was well-attended, and we were able to re-connect with old friends, meet new friends and just had a jolly busy
time. Also, really enjoyed having Uncle Abe and his children with us for that weekend. * We went as a family with the Rockwall Bible Church, to see the new Sherwood pictures movie, Courageous. What an awesome film!!!!!! About a week later, we girls went again and watched it here in McKinney. I am really looking forward to getting it on DVD in January.
Oct. ~ Working with Bear and Noah John. I really love my job as a nanny, even though I sometimes work strange hours which means I miss out on family time. This year I have worked for three families off and on, being “full-time” employed by Bear and Noah’s mom to assist in child-care.
Nov. ~ Our family trip to Georgia! Especially getting to meet the Muncks, and re-acquaint ourselves with the Huddles. That was such a wonderful day, I can’t wait to see you all again Muncks and Huddles!! We had a wonderful time looking around Vicksburg, MI the last day of our trip. I enjoyed the Civil War battlefield and USS Cairo memorial. Highly interesting. * Thanksgiving with the Knowles (our cousins), playing baseball and Ultimate Frisbee. That was such a fun day. * Watching the trees transform into a glorious display of oranges, golds, crimsons and deep yellows. I love fall.
Dec. ~ Decorating for the Christmas season. Attending Christmas parties, visiting with old friends and making new ones too. * Spending time with Grandma and Great grandma. * Shopping for gifts. * Jaden’s 9th birthday. * Pine Cove with mom’s family this Christmas!!!!!!!