I am going to try and wake up this sleepy little blog and get back into it.
So much has happened since I last posted, namely the 8 of us moved half-way across the country. We are settled in and getting used to a very different lifestyle for our family. In almost 16 years of having kids we have almost never lived near family and now we are within a mile or 2 of many of our relatives. We are still pinching ourselves that we can drop by and say hi to grandparents, cousins, aunts, and uncles!
We have a big and lush backyard considering we live in the desert. It is filled with pecan, citrus, persimmon, and fig trees. And also a new playset for the littles!
We are also loving the rugged outdoors of Arizona that we missed while we were away. Peter went on his first camping trip over Thanksgiving weekend.
This little guy, our youngest, turned 2 and has already busted the leaf blower we got him a couple of weeks ago. He is a brute, but he is such a cute ham that none of us can resist his brutish charm!
The Advent books are wrapped and ready to go thanks to the helping hands of teens and tweens. This will be our first year doing a Jesse tree, and we are excited to start a new tradition. I am such a better mother now that I have eager, willing teens and tweens to help me execute the ideas and traditions that swirl around in my head.
We love our parish! I am participating in a saint study about Edith Stein and it has been life changing. I am also homeschooling one child this year.
I hope to share more soon!
A blessed and happy Advent to you all ~