Yesterday was a relaxing day full of game playing, book reading, movie watching, and playing outside. For Eric and the older kids, the day was topped off by going to see the Hobbit. The kids aren't awake yet, but I'm sure I will hear ALL about it when they do wake up!
And who can stay in a house with this precious bundle and not sneak a picture in of her snoozing-mouth-wide-open on her mama?
We also wanted to note that our missionary associate, Christi, is done her term and went back to her family in time for Christmas. We weren't able to mention it earlier because it has been top secret information as she attempted (and succeeded!) to surprise all her loved ones by coming home a bit earlier then they thought. Last week, the kids gave her a grand good bye party which included games, ice cream, saying nice things about her and perhaps a beautifully wrapped gift of a toad that sent her into screaming fits. (Would my kids do that?) So thankful for all the help she gave us over the past year and pray that the Lord will bless her as she pursues lifting God higher in what is next in her life.
We also praise the Lord that He has provided for us another helper...Emily...coming in January. We are so thankful that she is willing to come and are looking forward to her arrival in one month!