Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Family, Friends, & Fellowship

Reflections on the last couple of months have us thanking God for His goodness and counting our many blessings as you, our family and friends, are among them!!

Before Thanksgiving, we were blessed by Australian company... The Walker family :)

Our puppies loved all the attention

Katie & Marv

Adelle & Maci

Hannah fell in love with the horses :)

Preparing meals together was a lot of fun!

It was a challenge to keep Emily out of the sink... ;)

Hay stacks with pineapple... the Australian way :)

Happy birthday, Uncle Alan!

Miss you, our Aussie friends! Our time together was way too short...

Thanksgiving Day

"Gratitude is born in hearts that take time to count up past mercies..."

Singing and recounting blessings

Thankful for friends

Sawtooth Mountains

An afternoon hike with friends
Missing Andrew and Natasha who were away.

 "Gold Dollar" pictures :)

The winners!

In the middle of December, we made a quick trip to Maryland to visit family and attend the wedding of our friends, Alex and Samantha.
The day before the wedding

The boys with their friends, Alex and Akeem

Surprising Aunt Mary Carol with a visit. She had just been released from the hospital the day before. It was a delight to sing Christmas carols to her and her friends down the hall!

Aunt Mary Carol is very dear to us all-- especially mom!

Time with the cousins on Dad's side was a highlight! Its been way to long since all 12 of us have spent time together. What fun it was to catch up on each other's lives! 
Top left to right: James, Quint, Andrew, Brett, Tyler
Middle: Brittany, Rebecca, Michelle, Jonathan
Bottom: Ally, Jodie, & Annie

GYC in Seattle, Washington
Rebecca, Esther (from Australia), Kirsten,  Hannah

An afternoon walk around Seattle. Fun memories! :)

Visting friends in Colorado after GYC

Going for a bare back ride through a foot of snow!