Happy New Year! I'm kicking off this 2017 Project 365 (my 9th year doing P365!) with a whole lotta photos. We spent the week doing many family events for the holiday week.
We said goodbye to our New York/CA family and said hello to "D", a respite placement who we had for the week. We gave him a quick tour of the house and we were off to a Christmas luncheon with Shaun's family and an evening with my two sisters and their families.
Thankful for slow mornings!!
Slow mornings. :)
We attended our foster agency's annual bowling party.
The girls spent the afternoon with Grandma so the boys and I went on a little walk. Ginger didn't seem to notice that the water was ice cold.
We got to celebrate my SIL's 40th birthday. She's been a good friend for many years and I'm so thankful for her life.
While we were there, the kids were in Boston with Pop and Kiki. They took time to celebrate good news from the doctor.
I like the idea of doing something fun and special for New Year's Eve, but I never have the heart to put anything together so close to post-Christmas. We had a quiet evening at home...watched a family movie and then I went to bed while Shaun and the kids stayed up playing videos games, waiting for the ball to drop.
This was a fun little collection of my top "liked" Instagram pictures for 2016.
We went to the noon service at church, which we almost never do, and it was a nice way to start the New Year. Loved the reminder of God's faithfulness....its truly overwhelming.
Standing on this mountaintop
Looking just how far we've come
Knowing that for every step
You were with us
Kneeling on this battle ground
Seeing just how much You've done
Knowing every victory
Was Your power in us
Scars and struggles on the way
But with joy our hearts can say
Yes, our hearts can say
Never once did we ever walk alone
Never once did You leave us on our own
You are faithful, God, You are faithful
In keeping with tradition, we spent the afternoon with Shaun's grandmother. She made a delicious meal and had presents for all the kids.