I'll start this post with the very best news I can possibly think of. Last night the power came back on. Paul was already asleep when the email came in and I was almost afraid to believe that the lights in our house would actually really be on when we drove over the next morning. Still, we packed up and made the drive and we weren't disappointed! We have heat and light and all those other things that I'm sure I'll be taking for granted in a week or two, but which I'm savoring right now.
I've also been overwhelmed and amazed by the kindness that we've been shown, both through all the prayers for our family and through the donations that have made this entire thing so much easier. Thank you to each and every one of you who prayed or donated or shared the link for the indiegogo account. I just can't even put into words how much it means to us.
Moving on to something completely different...
Dwija is hosting a link-up, 2013 in 13 photos and I just had to join in. I'm not quite organized enough to know exactly which month all of this photos are from, but they are in order and more importantly, they're my favorites from this past year
So here we go. 2013 in 13 photos:
|Patrick was not a fan of the jacket that I squeezed him into for his baptism.|
|And then Sadie rediscovered her nun outfit and the house became an imaginary convent for a while.|
|Ballet was one of Sadie's other passions this year, and she loved her ballet class.|
|There were lots of afternoons in our backyard...|
and lots of digging in the mud.
|We visited some of our favorite places in California|
before making the long journey home.
|Once we were back we enjoyed the time between Daddy's summer semester|
and fall semester.
|I got in as many picnics as I could!|
|And Patrick kept growing and growing.|
|Once our little bunny started therapy she could communicate with us so much more clearly.|
And she really began to shine.
|Then winter arrived...|
|And what a winter it has been.|
|From the ice storm to finally coming back home!|
|Now what will 2014 hold?|