Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Drew and Eliana

Drew and Eliana had lots of fun while I was gone. He sent some pics and videos to me while I was away so I figured I'd share them.

Modeling her new ballet clothes 

Our community group sent us this amazing package! Eliana had a lot of fun opening all the presents.

A little Mousercise action...

Eliana's version of the Christmas Story

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

I Am Back!

I am back at home with my family! After two weeks away I was more than excited to see Drew and Eliana! But man, my trip was so great! I was so blessed and encouraged at my conference and my time in the US with my family was just wonderful. It was exactly what I hoped it would be. Drew and Eliana did great without me but we were all happy to be reunited.

Here are some pics of my time away...

We have a new terminal in our city in Central Asia. It looks like a real airport now! Amazing!

The beach was amazing at our conference! It happened to be stinking cold while we were there but the views were still spectacular.

Cats are everywhere at Turkey, including all around the hotel property. This one joined us for our small group one morning!

Because of bad weather in London I missed my flight to D.C. and had to spend the night. I didn't have much time to rest but the room was nice.

Of course the main event was hanging out with my sweet niece, Charis! I had a lot of fun hanging out with and spoiling her. Getting to love on her made being away from my baby a bit easier. She is so adorable!

I ended the trip with our traditional mean of Chick-fil-a and then got to fly on a double-decker plane for the first time. I didn't get to go upstairs but it was still cool to fly on such a large plane. Air travel amazes me!

Friday, January 2, 2015

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Highlights of 2014

Wow! Can you believe it's New Year's Eve? Amazing! I feel like this year has just flown by and for us, it was wonderful! From spending time in the US to coming back to a place that is more familiar all the time, we really were blessed. I felt like going through some highlights would be fun and encouraging. I hope you enjoy!

January- Eliana's first Krispy Kreme, getting her hair cut by Nanny, visiting Felicity and her mama in Dallas and meeting "Baby Seth" for the first time

February- Snow, Valentine's Day and having fun at our Raleigh house

March- Hanging out in Murphy, Uncle Blake's birthday and our first trip to Carolina Beach

April- Fishing at Falls Lake, fun with cousins, play dates, NC State ice cream, Pullen Park, vsiting Jessica, Easter with family and OBX

May- Marriage conference, Mother's Day, baby dedication, hanging out on the lake, Eliana's 3rd birthday, Disney World

June- NC Zoo, Father's Day, s'mores, one last trip to see Uncle Blake and Aunt Melissa, Eliana's first theater movie, airport park, one last trip to Carolina Beach, moved out of Raleigh house

July- One last trip to Murphy, one last trip to Hickory, landed back in Central Asia

August- Drew's birthday, day trip to the village, Eliana gets a big girl room, enjoying the relaxed days of summer

September- My birthday, school starts, reconnecting with friends, road trip

October- hanging out around town, team retreat, pumpkin painting, Halloween

November- Eliana is 3 1/2, hair cuts, first snow, Eliana's big fall, Thanksgiving

December- Christmas fun all around!

See, I told you it was a great year! I look forward to what 2015 has in store!