I just wanted to say that God gave me a wonderful husband. I know it. I'm so blessed. I am aware that God has given me an incredible gift in Craig. 
Things aren't always, or ever, perfect around here, but I am still an incredibly thankful wife. 


Happy Happy New Year!

At this time last year, I was filling in the blanks to a list of "promises to myself" for the year ahead.  Goals I wanted to accomplish in 2014, things about my habits to change, money to save for this or that, etc.  Craig and I sat down one evening and shared our lists with each other. With a little discipline and planning, all of our hopes and goals seemed totally attainable.

Just NINETEEN days into January 2014, I took a pregnancy test because of suspicion of a period that had been missing for a few days.  I took the test by myself in the bathroom and sat down on the toilet seat as I watched those TWO lines turn pink immediately.  I was shocked.  2014 was not going to be there year I had expected.  Most of my 'lists' basically got thrown out the window.

Of course, the year turned out much better than I had planned.  Much much better.  In my mind, and in my plans, having another baby in 2014 was not what was supposed to happen.  I did not think I was ready to do all of that again.  God knew better.  He planned Skylar's birthday, and I am thankful He did.   "Now to Him who is able to do far more abundantly beyond all that we ask or think, according to the power that works within us,  to Him be the glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations forever and ever. Amen." -Ephesians 3:20&21
This verse is the theme of 2014 for our family. God blessed us so much more than we ever expected Him to.  And to Him be the glory.

Of course Skylar was the highlight of our year, but the New Year always has me reflecting back on the year behind.  I always find things from the year that changed me, encouraged me, inspired me.  2014 was eventful.  Parts of it absolutely amazing, parts of it not so great, parts of it just plain annoying. If I look back on the year, and do not see the points that helped me grow, then there is a problem.  Every year I want to grow.  As a mom, a wife, a friend, a homemaker, a sister, a part of our community, and just as a person in this crazy world.

We are looking forward to what 2015 has for my sweet family, my kiddos, my loved ones, my friends, and me personally. I haven't made any lists this year or new years resolutions.  I do have some hopes and dreams, but am at the point where I will "see how it goes".  I am content.  I do have goals for myself and for my little family, and will do what it takes to see them met.  I do, really do, hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and New Year.  :)

Pictures soon...........