This year has been bursting with growth, blessings, trials, joys, and lots of ways to see His faithfulness and tender mercies.
Here are some glimpses into what we have been up to in the year 2010.
As you have read, we have the blessed opportunity to have the Hood family live with us.
Nate is one of the reasons we smile during the day--he's a cute, silly monkey.
Mr. and Mrs. H celebrating Mom's birthday.
Thanks to some dear friends being out of town for the holiday's, Mica was able to experiment with a dehydrator, we're still enjoying the delish coconut macaroons.
See her account for more yummy details!
You wouldn't know that we were in the Sleepy Hollow cemetery in the middle of November would you?
This was one of my favorite parts of our visit to Virginia.
Naturally we had to take a picture with the shoe :)
This time with my sweet friend Maria is something I treasure.
We also went camping this year--with the Webbs!
Although, I'm afraid it will take some more time for Dom to get accustomed to getting dirty.
I had the wonderful opportunity to spend a few weeks with the
Apodaca's after the birth of Rebecca.
Group pictures can be a challenge but here is our best attempt!
So many faces :)
Our cousin Emily spent her Spring holiday with us and helped us model all of the cute scarves Dad got us from his trip to the UK (We were thankful that he was able to take quite a few trips that year, so many fun pictures and memories that we were vicariously able to make through him :)
Dom also got the chicken pox that year :(
But you can't really tell.
We also spent sweet time with the Neals!
Their friendship is treasured and we love when they make their annual visit from Dubai.
As I am thinking about this past year, Isaiah 58 is a strong representation of the hopes I have for the coming year. Naturally it's difficult to sum up all of the little things that God has shown you over the year but that passage is a good representation of what I've learned and what I strive for this year. Isaiah 58 has been both encouraging and convicting for me, I'm sure there will be future posts about it but in any case I hope that you will read it and that the Lord would use it to humble you and show you His great mercy.
May He bless you this coming year.