I’ve been tempted the last months to give this blog up entirely, since it’s clear that I cannot and will not ever stay “caught up.” But since I no longer do any sort of paper scrapbooking and only make digital photo books haphazardly, this is my best bet for leaving memories of and for my family. So here I go again. I just visited this blog and was shocked to find that the most recent pictures posted of Emma no longer look like her AT ALL. Yikes! I’m pretty sure I never even posted any pictures of Christmas from last year either. So here goes. What follows may be slightly out of order chronologically, but I’m just going to start posting in an effort to get back on track and more current. My lovely Nikon has also been on the fritz and I’m not a fan of the quality of my old i-phone pics, so I haven’t been taking as many shots either : (. This is particularly sad since I have some pretty cute kiddies. Ok, back in December…
This little video was from the beginning of December…only a few months behind
We traveled to my in-laws’ in Greenville, SC for the entire week of Thanksgiving, which was a treat. We made lots of memories, eating yummy food (of course!) and playing games and just spending time together. As an added bonus, we got to spend a day at my sister-in-law’s new home in Spartanburg. Meeting the newest nephew/cousin Campbell Hayes Van Steenburgh was so much fun for all of us, especially since he (and his parents) will soon be leaving for Dubai to a part of a church plant there. (I began writing this post in December and am finally getting around to finishing it. My bro-in-law Philip is now in Dubai, and his wife Katherine and baby Campbell are headed there next week.) Lots of pics were taken but here are a few favorites.
The children just started private art lessons in our home with Miss Dayna. Even though they are just beginners, they have done some beautiful artwork already. I hope to post samples as they complete projects. It will be fun to watch their progress.