Posted By linda on January 1, 2012
Hello everyone, I’m back!!! I took a year off from blogging. I didn’t set out to do so, but we had a busy year and blogging kept getting pushed aside. Our year started out with our home getting damage from ice dams. We had to replace all the floors and five of our walls, as well as repainting the entire interior of the house. Wow, that was a mess! It took 8 months to complete these tasks, because it was a lot to do.
This was one of the rooms that was damaged. They removed one wall and had really loud fans blowing for week to dry the wall, to prevent molding. We also had to replace the sliding glass door.
We also took a vacation to Niagara Falls this summer.
It was totally beautiful! It was just what our family needed, after a long winter.
We went to Niagara Falls with our close friends. We all enjoyed it greatly, and we can’t wait to do it again. I hope we can soon!
The last thing we did this summer was very hard for us. Our eldest daughter went off to college!
It was long drive to get her there. We had only planned to stay one day once we got there, but ended staying two instead. We wanted to make sure that she was completely settled before we left. She is doing great there and has made lots of friends. It is amazing seeing her grow into such beautiful woman.
Kiani, donning her Liberty sweatshirt.
We also got a special surprise this Thanksgiving: we had three vistors! Kiani was able to come home for Thanksgiving, and we also had her friend Sarah. Her Dad, Tom, also visited us. Even though I was fighting the flu, it was wonderful having my family back together.
The final thing we did this year was celebrating Christmas. Our home was filled with decorations and gingerbread houses. As a fun activity as family, we decorated gingerbread houses.
The children decorating the gingerbread houses.
As we end this year, I am thankful for my family, and am looking forward to a new year. Even with all the ups and downs, I am very happy with the life God has given to me.