2013 in Review

A look back at 2013…..

JANUARY

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Nothing like starting the year off with Grandma Sutton’s angel food cake… one of my best attempts yet!

FEBRUARY

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Celebrating our annual Valentine’s Day “fancy spaghetti dinner”

MARCH

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I love sharing a birthday in March with this beautiful girl!

APRIL

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My littlest one turned ONE!

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Spring….Life started happening all over our little farm as we added a kitten, ducklings, and hatched chicks for the first time!

 

MAY

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Celebrated 9 amazing years with this guy!

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Enjoyed hosting our dear friends the Respondeks for Memorial Day…..it had been too many years!

JUNE

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Officially submitted our adoption applications, and began this whole crazy thing!

JULY

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Addy Rose learned to ride her bike AND  swim under water this summer!

AUGUST

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August was filled with satisfying garden activities!

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..and fun garden experiments!

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..and gigantic successes!

SEPTEMBER

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My favorite English-Canadian came for a visit!

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Completed our online and in-person adoption trainings by making a quick trip to Chicago

OCTOBER

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Cowboys and Indians made Halloween interesting!

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We had the amazing opportunity to host a sweet 10 year old orphan  from India named Dami  in our home for 4 days!

NOVEMBER

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Another beautiful, delicious Thanksgiving feat at Terri’s and a time to give thanks for a gracious God!

DECEMBER

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Finished our last step to completing our dossier paperwork at the Immigration Office in St. Louis, MO

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Baby boy turns FOUR!

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It was a very Merry Christmas as we celebrated the birth of our Saviour with family and friends!

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It’s here, It’s here! It’s really Christmas!

LOOKING TOWARDS THE NEW YEAR:

2013 was a great year full of many exciting adventures we never knew we would find ourselves on.

We look forward to the new year, as well, with the hopes of being placed on the waiting list for Bulgaria, celebrating our 10 year anniversary with our most exciting adventure yet, making more family memories in the ol’ Airstream, seeing Addy graduate Kindergarten, hearing Cora learn to talk (hopefully!), see Abe finally kick this Flu he has ended 2013 with, and whatever other unseen opportunities God blesses us with.  The beauty of trusting in the Lord, is that we can look forward with hope knowing that whatever comes, good or bad, the Lord is faithful and loving and He will use all things for His glory.  We pray 2014 would be a year to glorify Him more than ever!

Happy New Year!

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