2007 marks the end of our first year in Ohio! This time last year we were unpacking a moving truck. I can't believe how quickly it went by.
We just got back from visiting our families in California for Christmas. We are already missing the weather and the sunshine! Where does the sun go during winter in Ohio? We had a great Christmas, and wished we could have had more time to spend with everyone. We miss our family and friends so much! We were able to squeeze time in with most everyone, which left us a little exhausted by the end of our trip. Ella had a fun time, she was actually able to go outside and not have to wear 10 layers of clothes! She had fun seeing all her great grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins. She of course loved seeing Nana and Grandpa and Papa and Ama. She got SO many toys!! So much in fact that we ended up paying an extra fifty dollars for our overweight suitcases on the way home. I think next year we will have to enforce the "small presents only" rule.
Looking back on 2007 we see the amazing blessings God has given us. Being far away from the only home we have ever known has caused us to trust more in God and both Paul and I have felt our relationship with Him and with each other grow even stronger. It's such a comfort to know that God is in complete control of our lives and that if we trust and obey Him we have no need to worry! We are excited to see how God works in our lives this year and pray that we always draw near to Him in times of trial and of joy. We also can't wait to meet our new baby this year! Happy New Year!
I will try my hardest to keep our blog more updated, I realize I have been slacking these last few months.
Here is a slideshow of some pictures from Christmas.