2014: Our Year in Review

  Happy 2015!  I hope you all had a wonderful and safe New Year.  Ours was quiet and spent at home with the kids.  We watched youtube videos of fireworks, at a delicious lamb dinner that D cooked, and then watched a movie as a family.  The kids were in bed by nine and I fell asleep by eleven.  I think D made it to midnight but only because he was up pre-cooking for the gumbo party we're having today.  I know, we're all crazy party animals here!
  2013 was a quiet year for our family.  It was the first year in a long time that we didn't move or grow our family and since we tend to thrive on a bit of stress, we struggled.  If you look back at that year on the blog, you'll see several posts ( like this one) about trying to learn to just "be" and how hard that was for us.
  2014 started out in much the same way that 2013 ended, with more being and waiting and then all of a sudden our lives started changing: we moved to a new house, took a vacation to Singapore and Malaysia, applied for Sky and Fire's US citizenship, and committed to a growing our family through adoption again.  We considered a move to Texas and instead ended up racing off of Kwaj for Water's birth and adoption.  While we were in the US took a family vacation in an RV and went to family weddings in Texas and Kansas.  We flew back to Kwaj as a family and spent the last few months of the year settling in as a family of five.  It's been a crazy-busy year and so much fun!

Our family in March, on our way to Singapore

  Our family in December, after the Christmas Eve service
How was your year?  Exciting, quiet, peaceful, crazy?  I hope it was a good one and that 2015 is even better for you!

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  1. Whew what a year! Yay for coming to Texas ;) Hope 2015 is the best yet!!

    1. It was crazy and didn't go at all the way we thought it would. I hope this year is the same :)
      Happy New Year!

  2. What a wonderful year for you guys! Congrats on growing your family!


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