Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Merry Christmas!

We are praising God for another year of blessings and mercies far above what we deserve, except in Jesus Christ, our Savior, of whose birth we celebrate.  This is a year of babies, as Michael’s sister Betsy and husband Bryon had their second child, Abigail, on December 29, 2013!  Rachel’s brother Daniel and wife Katherine had their firstborn son, Landon, in February.  Michael’s brother Dave and wife Rachel are expecting their second child, and we are expecting our first child in July!

Michael has transitioned into two different jobs this year, first a contract that lasted about nine months and then a full-time position at Picatinny Arsenal as of November.

Rachel continues editing from home and just finished up a semester of weekly tutoring for the home-school group Classical Conversations.  She is now focusing on prepping for an addition to the family!  Please rejoice with us as we celebrate the goodness of our God this season.

Here are some great spring memories!

Paul is now 2 years old!
We got to meet Daniel's new son Landon!


We enjoyed Easter with Mom Adamus' family...
...and met baby Abigail!

And of course we enjoyed her brother Ricky :)


Here are some great fall memories!

The first time Michael and I went camping...Thanks to Mary & Caleb who brought the tent! :)

A week later, Mom & Dad came to visit, and we visited the Ringwood State Park botanical gardens.

...and picnicked at the Ringwood Lake.

Michael and I got to visit a historic site in Morristown, NJ, where General George Washington camped his army one winter of the Revolutionary War.

We had a blast at Angie's bouncy birthday party!

We loved the Thanksgiving reunion with the Wesner family!!

 Thank you, Lord, for another special year of love.