I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God. Rom 12:1-2

Friday, December 23, 2011

Our Top 10 for 2011


10. Little Pud and Super T had fun being involved in Campfire USA.

9. LOTL earned his Arrow of Light and is excelling in Boy Scouts!

8. Justine had lots of patches to sew on because of Scouts and Campfire, but the pricked fingers were worth it.

7. Super T's adoption was finalized in November! We are so thankful!

6. Legos, Lord of the Rings, living history museums, Signing Time, jewelry-making, hiking, and swimming were favorites in 2011.

5. We welcomed 8 precious children into our home on a temporary basis (not all at once!) Little Pud loved it and is the best big sister!


4. Justine enjoyed her Tuesday night ladies' Bible study.

3. Summer was filled with family, friends, field trips, and lots of water!



2. We became a techie family (sort of) with an iPad (Super T's, thanks to Mission iPossible), iPods (LOTL's is a touch, bought with his own money, and Little Pud's a shuffle), and a blog (updated occasionally, but plan to do better in the new year). Fortunately LOTL is Mr. Technology to help things run smoothly.



AND...DRUM ROLL PLEASE...



1.  Will be announced on New Year's Day!  Just keeping it exciting!

Wishing you a merry Christmas from all of us!


5 comments:

Karnie said...

That is one of the best pictures I've ever seen. I can't begin to imagine how much of a difference you've made in the world - but I know that having you as a friend makes my little corner lots better.

Mom Of Many said...

Your family is beautiful! Thank you for inviting me in! You are a blessing!

Justine said...

Thank you Karnie and Linny! I appreciate you both!

Sue said...

Love this picture, Happy New Year to you all x x x

Ellen said...

WHAT a joy-filled year! Congratulations on Super T's adoption, and on the little girl you will soon be bringing home. All of your children are beautiful. May 2012 be another wonderful year for all of you.