|"Frick", "Frack", "Fred", Mary and Gabby, the Fantastic Five!|
We had a wonderful Christmas here at home, the kids all enjoyed a Christmas full of both presents that were wrapped and family presence that was enjoyed. My father came from Idaho, my sister (whom I had not seen for over a year and a half) came to have dinner with us the week prior to Christmas. My better half's family enjoyed the holidays together after having to postpone only once due to our "New England blizzard". It was an awesome Christmas for my family of littles.
|"Frick" making Gingerbread houses|
|Our youngest son, "Fred"|
|"Frack" making Gingerbread Houses|
We have looked three different times at the same house in a neighboring town. It's a small duplex that sits on a third of an acre. Unlike most of these mill-style houses though, this one is divided into a 5 bedroom unit and a 1 bedroom efficiency rental. It seems like a good opportunity for us, a good "next step", as we struggle to make the best decision for our ever-growing family in our ever-shrinking accomodations. We're going to sit tight for a little while longer and see what the start of 2011 looks like before we make such a major decision. I ask that you all keep us in your prayers as we discern this point.
|Gabby and Dad|
Lord, this coming year, help me not to count the crosses that you ask me to bear, but to give thanks for all the blessings that those crosses symbolize.
Wishing you a prayer-filled, peaceful, Holy Christmastide, and a joyous and prosperous New Year.