Saturday, January 24, 2009

Countdown to 6- Year Five

Our fifth year of marriage was the quietest ever. There were no additions to our family, no moves and no job changes. In fact, there weren't any major life changes at all!

God allowed us to be able to focus on establishing ourselves in Grand Junction and just settling in. Did that mean we had no trouble? Absolutely not. Before we lived in Colorado for a year, we began to be tested. God was at work in our lives, bracing us for the next year. He was challenging both Casey and I in ways that we had never been challenged before and in ways that we needed to gain strength for His glory.

We would not see how and why all the different challenges came our way the way that it did, and even now, I don't understand all of it. But what I do know is that God is building our family and preparing us for good works, always. And we praise Him for that.

We are thankful to God for His faithfulness in trials and peace.

Our fifth year was precious (as they all are).

Haddon turned 1! He learned to crawl and walk, and had his first haircut- if you notice his hair above, that is a big deal and worth mentioning. He had CRAZY hair!

We visited family in Oregon and the kids got to go to the coast for the first time!

Norah was a ballerina for Halloween, and this is one of my favorite pictures of her EVER!

Daddy got a seat so Norah could ride with him. She was so excited.
Haddon has enjoyed this too.

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