Well, it's been almost a whole year since I last blogged. SO much has happened. It has been a sad year for us. First, my dad and stepmom got a divorce after about 12 years of marriage. It has been tough on our family. Then, in September, my grandmother died - she was the first of my 4 grandparents that I have lost, the other 3 are still living, and they all live in my small town. Later, in January, Joel's grandmother died - his last living grandparent. Both of our grandmothers led full lives, and made the most of their lives on our Earth. Both left amazing legacies behind.
BUT, we had something very amazing happen. . . his name is Daniel, and he has the hearts of all of us. Here is our first family picture.
and a few others. . .
so. . . we have been busy around here, but I am looking forward to getting back to blogging! I have missed it! It's so fun to look back and see the things we've done, and I want to keep it up for our kids to have to see some of our memories!
We will start back to school on July 5th. I have had fun making plans for this year. I can't believe Mary Helen will be in first grade already! Anna will be doing Pre K fun stuff. Daniel will hopefully be very cooperative to our homeschooling efforts!
In the coming days, I'll be sharing some pictures from the last 2 months since Daniel has been born, and sharing some of our homeschool plans.