For the past few years, New Years has become a bigger celebration in our family than Christmas. Because of all the teachers in our family, and the fact that our kids all live far from home, it makes more sense for us to get together and celebrate Christmas, Ken’s birthday (Dec. 30), and New Years during the week between Christmas and New Years.
We did that this past week and it was every bit as wonderful and crazy and chaotic as you might expect with 16-17 people under one roof for eight days! Our kids and our precious daughter-in-law and sons-in-law all make it easy, pitching in to cook, clean up, and corral the kids. Here are just a few photos from a memorable week.
It wasn’t quite as difficult to tell everyone goodbye this week since we’ll see our Missouri kiddos next month, and our Seattle kiddos in March. I love having dates on the calendar when I know I’ll see the ones I love. All in all, life is good and 2017 is shaping up to be a spectacular year full of God’s ongoing blessings.
What are you most looking forward to in the new year?”