Monday, January 13, 2014

And we're off

and running.  Basketball and wrestling are now the weekend activities!  This weekend (1/4/14) has Hans in Great Bend with Chris.  He wrestled hard and came in 4th.  Alan was in Hutchinson and his team got beat badly by Inman. much Christmas vacation!  Better luck next time guys!

 Hans is in the black and grey on top.

Mid week Holidays

Christmas and New Years both fell on Wednesdays this year and if that does not mess with your head!  Well it does if you are on vacation for all the working people who opted not to take vacation time, it was a short break.  Ours was long.  The kids hung out with friends when they could and spent a good amount of time around the house.
Dylan spent the night so he and Hans hit the hot tub.  They decided running around in the snow wet burns and then getting back in the hot tub is craziness.  Truth.
On our way home from Hutchinson doing some shopping and hitting Sonic!
Please can't I stay over night at Wyatt's tonight?

 Before break was over went to Hutchinson and the kids met up with Chelsy to go see The Hobbit.  We had taken Erin earlier to see it in Wichita, but Collin had not gone so they went with Chelsy. 


We headed into the New Year celebrating with "Leg O Lamb" ala Uncle Bill!  We actually had 2 legs: one New Zealand and one American.  I could not for the life of me keep track of which was which.  Tasty.  Strange the things our children will eat and what they will not eat!  The day itself was quiet.  Alan had a friend over, so he and Wyatt played until it was time to leave.  Since we were all up late there was much napping!

Waiting for food is not fun and then we ate so fast all that was left was some au juis and Port wine.

Thursday, January 02, 2014

Here we are: January 2014

Happy New Year! 
In the last 2 years since I have been regular blogger I realized how much I missed when I did not have a place to jot down stories and place photos linked to them.  As I try to organize scrapbooks and school memory books, my older blogs have "saved" the day.

So whether anyone reads this or not I hope to keep this up to date with daily or weekly stuff from our corner of the world.

I did not mind in the least saying Goodbye to 2013.  It was just not a year I was fond of.  There were some very neat things that happened, but too much in terms of hurt, pain and struggle.  There have been some positive things happen here at the end of the year and I am ready to move forward.

Church has been such a huge answer to prayer.  After two extremely painful years, we are now in a place to move forward and grow.  Fall of 2013 brought Phil Carroll and his family to Sterling KS as our head pastor.  We have had some powerful sermons, amazing singing and more involvement than I have seen in 10+ years.  New Years Eve was spent in our fellowship hall with so many of our youth and their friends and our church members came to fellowship, play games and EAT.  It was great.  In fact I was having too much fun to take photos, so I must rely on one Erin shared with me.  She brought her friend Ileria with her and they are in the AWANA Cubbie puppet house.