My Favorite 2014 Moments
1. Eliana Joy's BIRTHday on July 11.
The most amazing moment of 2014 was hearing our little girl's cries and seeing her daddy instantly in love all over again. God's goodness in creating family is a miracle, and having both of our families here was so special.
2. Celebrating our 5th Anniversary
Ethan turned four this summer! Nana & Papa were here to celebrate on his special day. We also took him to play, out for dessert, and to pick out a toy; we also had some pinata fun.
Our church family gave me a surprise party on the Wednesday of my birthday :)
4.Time with Texas Friends
Waiting for the garbage truck once a week was a highlight for my Ethan. He was such a big helper bringing out his bag of trash.
5. A Visit to Maryland
We made lifetime friends in Maryland during a ministry opportunity. These dear friends took us to Baltimore and Ethan became best buds with their sons Stone and Steel. They came to visit with us not long after Eliana was born this summer!
6. Snow Days
These two are snow days in Maryland...it was a winter wonderland in March!
We enjoyed snow in North Carolina in February too!
7. Spending time with our Alabama family
8. A Month in South Carolina
My bestie friend Chrystal and her family moved in with Mrs. Jo, so that we would have somewhere to stay in between ministries. They were planning on moving in with her, but after renovations. They were such a blessing to us in letting us live in their home for a month. We truly experienced God's providing hand every day between preaching and work opportunities for Joshua and ladies ministry and lunch outings for me.
I was so glad to have some time and a cup of tea with my sweet friend Jewel! Elliot was too :)
Krispie Kreme was frequented...but hey...I was pregnant.
Ethan and Elliot loved the extra undivided time with Daddy! Even though this was a trying time not knowing when and where God was going to open another door, we were able to rest and enjoy time with our family and friends.
9. Extra time with our families
10. God did open another door of ministry a month before Eliana was due!
We are so blessed to be part of the ministry of Corinth Church as of May 20th.
11. Eliana's baby shower
Our Corinth ladies hosted a shower for Eliana, and blessed us so with darling dresses and gifts for our sweet girl.
12. Summer Salt
13. Slingshot VBS
The week after Eliana was born, we had VBS at church! We are so excited about all the kids that came out. It was a great week learning from the life of David.
14. Christmas Play
15. A Carolina Christmas
This was the best of many :)
Eliana & her cousin Melody meeting...these two are going to be great friends.
I'm sure there were more wonderful memories, but these are definitely the top 15. How good God has been to us. We are so thankful for his many blessings! Happy New Year!