So Christmas came once again. This year was a mixed bag.
We were happy to all be together. The newly weds surprised us all by showing up.
God answered our prayers in a way that we hoped and allowed Benji and Cindy to come home from Riley for Christmas.
It was also pretty heavy because we knew that 3 days later Benj and Cindy would be moving to St. Louis until Benji can have the lung transplant.
All the Cousins. With Grandpa and Grandma... and Dale.
We had Fondue. One of my favorite traditions my mom had started when I was just a girl. About 5 years ago we decided it was a little too much. With this large of group it had become kind of a big deal so we did some other things in its place. But this year it got picked back up and the kids were happy, happy, happy. (excuse the Duck Dynasty expression, we may be a little obsessed in this house)
And I must admit... I loved it too.
We are in the last quarter... That's what I keep telling my kids.
It's like the last 4 minutes. Hang on just a little longer.
They have helped so much over break. We filled nail holes and ran caulk around all the windows doors and base board one day. It was a long day and they did so well.
Jason has been working a ton on the house. He is AMAZING!!!!!
I keep dreaming of the day I can swing that door open and invite people in to sit. And eat. And do whatever we want to do without thinking of work.
We plan to move the middle of January.
As I write tonight my feelings can be summed up in this...
Truly I can say, My cup runneth over.