Monthly Archives: April 2012

2012 so far

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Let’s see. What’s been going on this year for us so far? Here’s a recap:

New Year’s came and went, at home by ourselves…guess we’ll file that under “casualties of having a family with more than 4 kids.” I guess people assume you can’t get a babysitter? Never know ’till you ask! Or maybe it has nothing to do with the kids, and pondering that hurts even more.

February brought Noah’s 11th birthday; hard to believe he is 11 already! I’ll have 2 teenagers before I know it. It also brought another birthday for me, but it was just another day… Glad to have had 33 years so far! God is way too good to me.

March came and we, along with mom, took 8 kiddos and drove out to Phoenix to see my sister Shari. It was a neat drive out there! I had never been to West Texas, let alone New Mexico or Arizona and they didn’t disappoint. The rock formations and the mountains were just glorious!  It took us about 20 hours to get there, and the kids did pretty well for that long of a drive. Arizona is sure beautiful and my sister lives behind the Superstition Mountains and you walk outside and you can see them from her house-so pretty!

In the same month Noah started guitar lessons. It’s been, um, interesting so far, lol. He just needs to put forth more effort into practicing. He’s enjoying it though.

April is here and the weather has been quite entertaining, if you will. Tornadoes the first week and more rain and thunderstorms have followed. We’ve needed that rain so it has been a blessing as well. Of course it’s mowing season again so Jeremy is not too thrilled about that! It sure is pretty to look out and see green grass and colorful flowers though. The kids and I planted some new shrubs and several different types of flowers and they worked real hard on them. I’m glad for their help outside because I wimp out easily 🙂

May is on the horizon and we’ll see what God brings. There are things we are praying about and hopefully we will be able to share more about those soon.

I can say that I am ready for the beach. We’re kicking around ideas and even if gas is still $4 a gallon, we plan on going. It’s been a looong year and we need some family time away.

Ready for sand, sun, flip flops, and sunblock 🙂