Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Happy New Year!

As today is the first day of the new year, I wanted to look back and just give a few things that happened in 2013 that wanted to be sure to remember.

  1. You can never have too many pairs of underwear.........on.
  2. Our new home was blessed, 2 times!
  3. James learned a few new tricks
  4. We watched an historical moment on television: the election of our new Pope!
  5. Mom Reynolds had her first open-heart surgery, with a very complicated recovery
  6. Emma received 2 sacraments!
  7. The 17-year cycle of the cicadas hit our area, and we got to enjoy it at Dad Reynolds' house. 
  8. My Dad turned 70, and we were spoiled with all the Gregory family time this summer!  
  9. Our neighborhood had some scary happenings, but the kids are happy to see that the house is almost finished.  But some of our children still have fears of our house going down, and will end up in our room when those nightmares hit.
  10. 3 of my children leave the house and go to school now! 
  11. Mom Reynolds had her SECOND open-heart surgery and it was successful! 
  12. Our family took an amazing trip to Disneyworld!
  13. Reynolds grandchild number 19 arrived and became a child of God!
  14. My sister Jennifer had successful open-heart surgery and her recovery is going really well.
  15. Our family had an amazing photo shoot, which helped me get my Christmas cards out very quickly.  I was one of those "early bird" card senders.
  16. We hosted a lot of events this year, including Gregory Thanksgiving, with 6 of the 7 kids in town, and a Reynolds Christmas celebration at our home.  Both events had about 32 people, and each one had a seat.  At a table.  I have photo proof from at least one of them.  *insert grimace here*
Blessings to you and yours on a wonderful New Year!