Kuyler came home! They really were excited, despite the I-need-a-nap expressions.
And these adorable outfits sported by all the girls on Christmas Eve!Even the Personal Trainer in the family gave Santa a hug.
That was Friday.
On Christmas Eve we baked our traditional sugar cookies.
the kids slept in and literally had to be woke up so we could make our next destination.
Some of them would've preferred to stay in bed...But me...boy, was I surprised! Blown away really! I knew something was up, but I had no idea it was this big. Dad and the Krew presented me with a double-decker gift. The box on top contained cherry chocolates...and under them was... a book??? Enter confusion...
...but then I opened the book and found this! They got me a Kindle Fire!!!!!! I LOVE to read!!! This family of mine really spoils me! (Kuyler and Kenzie spent 30 minutes cutting this out)
And the kids were all benefactors of each others' creative shopping...Just what he needs!
Ya'll have made me giggle with your speculation. And to be honest, adoption is always on our hearts. We have no idea what the Lord has in store for our family, but our prayer is that we would always respond with "YES"!
But we have other plans for the immediate future. On January 9th I will return to college! I'm stoked...and maybe a little nervous.
I'm enrolled in 13 hours this semester toward a degree in social work.
The recruitment office worked tirelessly to get a plan put together over the past few weeks so I could start in January.
For several months I've been asking the Lord to reveal a new 'career' to me. I've been a freelance court reporter for 22 years, and I've enjoyed it. But I feel it's time to move on. I will continue to work as much as possible with my school schedule, and I'm not sure when I'll actually attain my degree, but I plan to take classes full time until I'm finished, Lord willing.
I could probably use your prayers :) No, I could really use your prayers! I don't want to neglect my duties as a wife and mama.
So that's it, that's the change. I'm looking forward to big things from my big GOD!