~ we celebrated being married for 15 years!
~ we sold our home of 5 years
~ we spent the summer wandering around Cali with my sister and her daughter
~ we bought our very first house!!!!!
~ James left his job, that he was comfortable with, and took a huge step of faith
~ we started our own business! finally!!
~ we did our biggest move to date
~ the kids went on an airplane for their first time
~ we spent a week in Dinseyland
~ we celebrated being together for 20 years (where does the time go?)
~ we now have 2 teenagers under our roof
~ we spent quite a bit of time in the Redwoods
~ I have my own bedroom... well sort of
~ we said many sad goodbyes
~ we had so many people praying over us
~ we learned how to longboard and we love it
~ we went to our first vw drag racing event
~ we got to be vendors at a basketball event with Gus
~ we had a surprise visit from some family, got to show them around our new home
Needless to say 2016 was a huge year for us. We hit many milestones that we have been dreaming about for years. The year was filled with big steps and lots of stress but we knew that God had us and his plan is always bigger and better than anything we could imagine. Always.
We just cant wait to see what 2017 will bring. We are hoping that the good things from this year will continue into the next. We are crazy excited to see what we get to do with Gus and where we will get to park him. The people that we will get to visit with and the stories that they will share with the kids. We are excited to see this next chapter unfold. There is always a learning curve and it has been a bit hard some days. I mean it is like I have a retired husband. He went from working 60-70 hour weeks to being home all the time. I love the man but some days I just need him to go to work! Lord Jesus hold me close!
Well thats about it for the yearly news update. We hope that the New Year finds you happy and healthy. Thank you for all of your encouragement this last year, it has always come when we needed it the most. We do hope to see you in 2017! If not we will follow along on your adventures as we hope that you will do with ours. Heres to a great 2017!!!