In January, we all went our separate ways as Paige and Peyton went on a cruise to be in a wedding and James and I headed to Mexico. Reese stayed home with friends and family. Unfortunately the trips were planned when a blizzard hit Illinois and we almost didn't make it out of the midwest! In February, we welcomed a new family member..Boe the Bull Python! Most people are freaked out by our snake, but he is the easiest pet we have ever had! We spent the summer around the pool (when it wasn't cold and raining) and running the girls to all of their activities. Paige and Peyton attended church camp again in Schroon Lake, New York at Word of Life Island and had a fantastic time. We have managed to squeeze in a trip or two to the Wisconsin Dells this year, our usual vacation spot. In October James, Reese and I flew to Texas for a few days to visit James's dad and his wife, Steve and Connie Snyder. This was Reese's first flight, and she loved it! The trip was fantastic, we enjoyed good food, good fellowship, a wonderful church service and some sight seeing in Dallas.
Finally, we are in prayer as this year closes and another begins for baby Bentley Reese. This little guy was born November 23 13 full weeks before his due date. He is my cousin's baby and we ask that you join us in praying for him and him mom and dad and grandparents as he grows. This verse has been close to my heart since the premature birth of my now teenagers: Philippians 1:6, "He who has begun a good work in you will be faithful to complete it.." That verse has become real to me again as I trust God with my girls as they grow. It has also been a comfort as I pray for baby Bentley.
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