Again I have been wondering if I am doing enough to make the world a better place or maybe in loo of that should we be traveling the world or at the very least make new friends or go out more. I'm not feeling the whole traveling thing though, we did all that when Tom wasn't in so much pain and there really isn't any place I feel the need to go (we ARE planning a trip to Arizona in March to see the Indians in Spring Training)
Foster parenting was fulfilling but we haven't been needed since we moved. Although I do look back and wonder if we even made a difference in those children's lives. Then I got a call from our case worker. No, we don't have a new placement. She was just calling to check in on us. We chit chatted for a while and I was thinking how SHE is making a difference. She mentioned how she hoped she would be able to be in her grandchildren to be lives like we are in ours. I figured she was being polite so I just said that's nice.
She said "No, really!". Yes, I am blessed. Our whole family is blessed to have each other.
|We got Miss Molly this red convertible.|
Thinking about my dad who bought Jennifer HER first red convertible
granted it was a 7inch toy
Christmas Eve we had the kids and grands and a few friends over
Miss Molly was edging 6 months so her parents gave her her first real food
That's when they realized she got her first tooth!
A big day for Miss Molly Marie
|That is me with a granddaughter almost as big as me!|
|Aunt Nenni Made Miss P a cupcake apron|
|Those two always have a story to tell|
how my mom would have loved this!
When everyone left it was time to get ready for Santa
for our Branson Sweeties
|Lily was worried that we didn't have any 'real' cookies|
(sugar or chocolate chip)
Throwing out reindeer sprinkles
to show Santa the way.
Santa left the stockings upstairs by the Branson tree
We are very blessed to share these timesAfter presents we met Charlie and family at church and then went back to their house to check out their stash. Of course then we needed to go to see our redheads. Santa was very generous
We didn't go until January but since I already uploaded the pictures here they stay.
The show wasn't all that great but the company made the day great!
|$12 snow cones with $4 spoons (Olaf spoons)|
|and a $30 glowing wand|
|Oh and a $20 program|
|And a $5 lollipop|
The year came to an end and Thomas and Natalie hosted all of us
to celebrate the start of 1015
|Sauerkraut and pork for a lucky new year|
With the New Year brings Papa's January 1st birthday
He was so happy to be the center of attention.
We all love our Papa
LOOK WHAT WE GOT YOU
WE ARE TRULY BLESSED