(Uh Oh…this scrapbooking thing is not starting out very well. We have no pictures from this period of our lives. I was summoned to Jury Duty, and served on panel # 12 for January and February. Apparently, that plus being a part of a lawsuit filed at the end of February to ensure our children’s ability to use the words “God” and “pray” in public schools left little time for extras worth picture-taking.)
(Nathan’s classic line said in a low, slow voice: “We’re just wrecks waiting to happen.” It will be a forever family quote.)
Abigail participated and placed in the State Bible Drill.
The day after we finished painting, we found out that James’ job at Lifeway had been deleted. God was getting us ready for a new thing.
Scripture has been our lifeline. Many days, I’ve written it on my hand as a constant reminder of God’s truth.
We did A LOT of spray painting! Nathan and Hunter are spraying some gold candle sticks I picked up at Goodwill for $1.99. They now reside beautifully in our fireplace.
Just happen to have a picture of the first day Nathan got his “bell rung” at full pad football practice. It was the beginning of my training as a football mom. 🙂
(I had to put this in here. Christy and I took our girls to this “Mother, Daughter Day Out” and it ended up being a fashion show with lots of women in lingerie from the 1970s to present. I’m still shaking my head over that one!)
Christy and I stayed at a friends cabin to do some studying and writing. She was there for two nights, and I was there for one. Look at all of the stuff we needed for that short visit!!! We certainly don’t travel lightly!
We went on a budget-friendly vacation with dear family friends, the Fullers and the Jernigans. We stayed in a beautiful lake home in NC, gifted to us by friends of the Fullers.
Richard and James after a wild boat ride.
Another precious visit with Sarah – and this time with another blog-friend – Sarah’s sister, Christy.
Stephanie and I were candy girls. My theme: Don’t be a “Smartie Pants, Give your life to Jesus!”. I had Smarties pinned all over my $.99 Goodwill pants. 🙂
The Crawford side of our family decided to buy gifts for each other from a $10 “Something” store. We sent in our money and they sent “Something.” We didn’t know what it was until we opened the gifts. Then we played a gift exchange game with them. It was fun. Don’t know if we’ll ever do it again, but as we kept saying that night… it sure was “something”. 🙂
It was a full, and faith building year. We’re so thankful that our times are in the Lord’s hands. Goodbye 2009. May the Lord be glorified in what was, and in what is to come.