It was definitely time for a break when Christmas vacation rolled around. The night of the Christmas program, we had the littlest guy throwing up . . . and sort of held our breath for a good week and half to see how many would get it. Only one other guy got it bad. A couple of us just had a bellyache for several days. But it does sound like there is so much sickness going around nationwide. I hope this finds you all healthy!
God blessed us with a whole bunch of snow for Christmas! A whole bunch. Did I say that already?! We definitely were not lacking in fluffy white stuff at Christmas . . . and our boys and Lowell got lots of shoveling in.
These pictures are taken in downtown Bonners Ferry at Christmas time after we had received about 12 inches of snow. It is like a postcard!
The kids sometimes needed extra jobs over vacation to keep them occupied. I tried to come up with some!
And we tried teaching some of them how to ski! This was fun, but a pretty big job considering I am not a good skier and we were trying to teach about three of them at once. The other three scooted off on their own when we didn’t need them!
This little guy has some awesome big brothers who can make awesome houses out of cardboard boxes! His little body was so tuckered out that he curled up inside and fell asleep.
Now school is back in session as of this past Monday. However, we have had some sick teachers, so I have been subbing at school a bit – along with some other moms. Hopefully, they are all on the way to getting well . . . and my January can really begin!
I rather like January. I usually think of all the nice afternoons I can spend curled up on the sofa reading a good book, plus all the plans I have for projects to do. Here are a few:
- Sew a couple comforters for the boys’ beds. Plus some new dresses for spring.
- Finish the Book of Jude Study Guide so we can get it published.
- Write more on both of the blogs.
- Clean my basement really, really good! Ugh.
- Maybe I should make that “clean the whole house really, really good”. It needs it.
- Learn how to use my camera better.
- Order my flower and vegetable seeds and dream of digging in the dirt.
- Drink a bunch of coffee. And not eat as many chocolates as I did in December!
- Make some fun, new recipes off of Pinterest. Maybe even tackle once-a-month cooking. Or not.
My list won’t stop. Lists are great to make and sometimes to throw out the window! But there you have it . . . a little of our life at the moment.
We are making a few changes with the blogs and social media. Our Facebook pages have been combined into one page. We also have only one Instagram account – simply because I completely lost/forgot the login info for the one account! Oh dear. Please remember I do turn 40 this year . . . we will blame it on that.
But I have been thinking and praying about where God would have me put my time. It’s His and I don’t want to waste it. So I am trying to streamline some things, including social media, which I honestly could give up altogether – except I know that is how quite a few of you receive new posts, etc. So we will keep the one Facebook page and Instagram accounts . . . and will post there occasionally.
But our email subscribers will get first priority in the coming year! So if you wish to sign up for those, you can do so here at the Shoe or over at Truth in Word Publishing. And you are welcome to unsubscribe if you feel it is not what you were wanting.
As always, we pray God continues to work in our hearts. We want His will, no matter what it is. We want His truth to shine into our hearts and lives. May He guide us in the coming year!
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