Happy New Year

I do believe I just took the longest bloggy sabbatical in my blogging history.   It felt strange but nice in some ways. 

We are enjoying a lovely day at the Knightly Manor.  We have mixed playing and completing a few chores together and now everyone is happy.  We had our blackeyed peas, made a batch of cookies (mom’s last attempt to sneak in cookie dough before getting back to her strict eating regimen), and had numerous sporting matches on the Wii.

Last night we had our friends over for fondue.  Last year we were at their house and that did not go well.  Eleven minutes after arriving, the husband and I were rushing out of their house with an injured Pumpkin.  We were more than happy not to ring in this new year at the Emergency Room.  Pumpkin was relieved that she did not relive breaking her arm.  She did, however, interrupt the parents’ wicked game of Wii tennis and got a black eye (she got in the way of mom’s power swing).  I guess she assumes she started a New Year’s Eve tradition. 

I have about 21 posts swelling up in my head and do so hope to actually produce some in the near future.  The kids and I resume school on Monday while the husband begins his indefinite job search.  His last day at Buckner was yesterday.  Needless to say it was an emotional day.  Leaving would be hard regardless of the circumstances but not having a job lined up makes it scarier.  We have done this before.  See, that is a whole other post. 

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The husband brought this box home full of his office stuff (decor) but Little Miss wanted to go back to Daddy’s “Buckner Orphan Care.”  Sorry, sweetheart, Daddy will pack up that box soon and move on to new and better things.   

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This was a pic from our Combat Uno game last night.  We had a blast playing with the kids.

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I have not discussed our Christmas but as you can see from this picture, it was a bit chaotic with 8 children at my folks’ house.  We did indeed have a lovely Christmas with both sides of our family.  We were able to spend a little time with all our loved ones.  That truly makes us happy. 

And from our house to yours – Happy New Year! 

May the steadfast love of the Lord NEVER cease in your life and may you find that His mercies never come to an end and are new every morning.  (Lamentations 3:22-23)

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Little Miss (6), Pumpkin (9), and The Lad (10)

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