This spring break totally did not turn out as we expected. You see, we were supposed to go back to Washington DC BUT at the very last minute we had to cancel. AWWwwwww. Yes we were disappointed but we will try again next year. (And maybe I will be in a bit better shape although that's what I thought this year too. Oh well.) Well, we had to do something! So it was decided to take any of the youth that wanted to go to Sonshine Mountain Retreat Center. It was so very relaxing and to my surprise, even the teens seemed to relax and put down their phones. There was volleyball, fishing, swimming in the freezing cold water (no not me), hot dog roasting, board games, movie watching, sleeping in and staying up late and most importantly worshiping Jesus.
Isaiah told me a couple of days ago that me and him were going to go on a "date". Ok I said. He said it would be just me and him, not Mama or Daddy, just us. And that we would get Lunchables. This he said with a lot of excitement. Lunchables. You just never know what gets a three-year old excited. Well, we went on our "date". We ate at McDonald's which is where he wanted to eat dinner. He met some friends there. Then he informed me that we should get a toy when we went to Wal-Mart to get the Lunchables. So off we go to do just that. After we get the toy and candy, Isaiah was not interested in the exciting Lunchables so.....we didn't get them. Then that little sweetie spent the night with us. I love having all my kiddos with me but I also love having them one on one.
We have gotten only one small amount of snowfall so far this year. I am one of the crazy people that like snow. Not Ice under it or with it but just lots and lots of beautful snow....enough that it forces everyone to stay home. We didn't get enough to do that but we did get enough to make snow ice cream. If you have never had snow ice cream, then you are really missing out. The boys had filled up two big pans with snow and were waiting for me to get home from work. When I did, we made a big pan of ice cream. So easy and so good. I think everyone enjoyed it. Now we just need at least one more major snow fall. Two things to notice here. 1. I am not a good picture taker (not even close to a photographer) and 2. Isaiah did not partake of the ice cream therefore no picture.
This should be the last of the Christmas photos. And it is a hodgepodge of pictures from Isaiah loving to clean out the wood stove to life-long sweet friends, to baking with Nana, kissing under the mistletoe, honoring the great grandparents, Christmas at the Browns, family pictures at church, new bedding from Aunt Jess, funny hats and new pjs. Overall, we had a very good Christmas season and I am so thankful for my family and friends at Christmas and any time of year. I am one blessed wife, mom and Nana.
I am a child of the King, wife to the best husband in the world, mom of four wonderful children and one great daughter-in-law, Nana to the three cutest little boys and one beautiful little girl. We have a wonderful life. Who ever would have thought that I could have all of this.