Saying Goodbye to 2014

2014 went by SO fast…in the blink of an eye.  We are closing it out with a bang. Christmas night I started having some extreme pain in my stomach….which led me to having surgery the next day…i’ll have to write about that sometime.  While I was in the hospital, 3 of the kids came down with the flu.  Thankfully we have a great daddy who has held our family together and taken care of all FIVE of us!  My hero!

I wanted to share some of my favorite highlights from the year, while I have a little spare time on my hands!
2014January // We spent a lot of time at home, as Beckham got the flu and we needed to keep him healthy!  Wee enjoyed lots of newborn snuggles.  The girls went back to school!

February // We had a wonderful Valentine’s Day together.  One painful memory – I had very painful mastitis while I also had to undergo a very painful root canal the same day.  We have given the medical industry a LOT of money this year.  😉  Thankful for insurance.

March // We had a super fun 100th day celebration for our sweet Beckham on March 2nd.  It snowed at the beginning of the month…and then it was 72 degrees out on March 18th.  That’s oklahoma for you!

April // We all enjoyed some more beautiful spring weather, taking some photos and playing outside after the cold winter months!

May //  We went to the beach.  That is the highlight of our YEAR…we love the beach.

June // Lily & Lauren turned 4! We went on hikes, played outside, went to the kiddie park and went to the zoo.  We celebrated our sweet daddy for Father’s Day!

July // We all dressed up like cows for free chicken at Chick-fil-a!  We took a trip to San Antonio to see Grandma & Grandpa.

August // It was a monumental day when my sweet Brooke started Kindergarten.  It has been hard for me that she is gone so long throughout the day.  The twins started Preschool, which is just half day.  I have, however, enjoyed my one-on-one time with Beckham each morning.

September //  Brooke turned SIX!  The girls completed their first full month of school and LOVE it! We spent a lot of time playing outside in the beautiful Oklahoma fall weather!  I purchased my first starter kit from Young Living, and have LOVED the oily goodness, and sharing that love with others!

October // We went to the pumpkin patch…this is something the girls look forward to each year! I ran my first 10k and then a 15k with some sweet friends…I’m so thankful for the experience! For Halloween, we had an Elsa, Ana, SuperGirl and Batman.  Lily got lost in the crowd in our neighborhood, and I have never been so scared…thankfully it didn’t take long for Landon to rescue her.

November // Landon and I celebrated our 7th wedding anniversary.  We celebrated by taking all of our kids out to eat, and talked about how we have never been so tired.  ha!  Our sweet little Beckham turned ONE, and we had such a great time celebrating him, and the joy he has brought our family over the year!  I ran my first half marathon, and was so thankful to complete!

December // December went by in a blink of an eye!  The girls got to celebrate at their school parties, participated in the church musical. We had a wonderful Christmas celebrating Christ’s birth with our family here in Oklahoma, and my parents came up from Texas to spend Christmas day with us!  Thankfully, the appendix situation didn’t start until bedtime Christmas Day…so we all got to have a wonderful day together.

2014 was a tough year for our family.  Tough, but good.  We have learned to be thankful for the little things.  God has shown His love, protection and provision in each difficult situation we have come across…even the little tiny details.

image via pinterest
image via pinterest

I’m looking forward to 2015.  I’m thankful for this time that God has force me to SLOW down….to enjoy each moment, and to prepare for the coming year.  There are so many things that I want to accomplish, and so many things I want to change.  I know that it all has to be in accordance to His plan…so I’m thankful that He is the one that guides our steps.

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

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