Are you ready? I am finding that looking over our year in photos is a bit surprising. First of all, I didn’t take nearly enough photos!
There were months when I never even picked up my regular camera, and I was so happy I got the phone with camera for my birthday in March. This is prompting a resolution to take lots more photos around here in 2014!
But here it is, our year in photos.
May – Olivia received her First Holy Communion, just weeks before Matt returned. She looked beautiful. I snapped a picture of this photo one night to send to Matt.
June – Another birthday! Whatever that present was, the eight-year-old girlie-girl loved it.
July – We celebrated the Fourth with corn and bar-b-que.
August – What a nut. Always a jokester, he keeps us on our toes. And stories? This kid can tell them with the best of them. Have I told you about his 21-year-old girlfriend?
September – I took my crew to Krispie Kreme for “Talk Like a Pirate Day.” We overdosed on free donuts.
October – Pumpkin patch time. We haven’t missed an October in the past seven years.
November – We watched the National Dog Show as a family on Thanksgiving Day, and it made quite the impact. This was a couple mornings later. I am not sure which of these fine dogs won.
December – First piano recitals and first solo in church. Our little girl is growing up. She did a fantastic job at both!
Bonus – Screen shot I took one happy morning in May, so I would never forget the feeling. He was still a few days from being back in the US and over two weeks from being home, but this was the best news I had seen in a long, long time.
Matt’s unit didn’t lose a single soldier in Afghanistan — something for which we are so very grateful. Four days after I got this text the Guamanian National Guard unit that replaced them lost four soldiers in an IED attack. They had only been in country a few weeks.
And they are still there. Please remember them and their families in your prayers.
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