Monday, December 31, 2007

End of the Year!

So the year is about to end. Only an hour and a half left. It has been a year of many ups and down. We added another member to our family....our Beautiful Elizabeth "Ellie Belle" Rose entered our lives on April Fool's Day. She has grown so much.....getting ready to walk and got her first 4 teeth this month.

Brittany is really growing up....growing into a beautiful you lady. A little attitude to show for it but nothing out of control. Each time she cuts her hair shorter and shorter. On Christmas Eve she cut it to a short pixie like Aunt Rene. She has a HUGE interest in sewing. Her dream is now to go to design school in Paris.

Madalynn is still a little spit fire. She is excited to learn to read and LOVES to do copy work every where she goes. She has been writing her name for almost a year and continues to learn more and more each day. She and Brittany like to spend their free time playing webkins online.

David....well David....he is such a little boy. He spends most of his day naked running around playing in water and dirt. He is SUCH a little mommy's boy. He still loves to nuzzle into my chest at night to go to sleep. I am sure that won't last too much longer but for now I will cherish those moments.

In late July Forrest took a promotion up to Daytona Beach at the Volusia mall. Our lease was up at the end of September so it was a perfect time to move. My mom Cheryl was ending her latest marriage and we started working together in early June. We thought it would be a great time to all move in together. She is getting older and would like help with cooking and the computer. I can always use and extra pair of hands with the kids as well as she really wanted to be able to spend more time with her grandkids.

So we set off to find a house that would work for all of us. In our price range, large enough for all of us and had privacy for Cheryl. There were many weeks of crazy house hunting. Mostly me and kids driving around everywhere from Port Orange, Deland, Deltona, up to Ormond Beach. After a few false alarms.....we found our perfect country retreat. Down a LONG bumpy my perfect 2 story home on 2.6 acres.

We are looking forward to 2008 to be our best year ever. We are planning our first big family vacation and have SOOO many plans for homeschooling that I can hardly wait for the new year to start. I am off to go outside to snuggle in front of the fire and roast mashmallows....our new favorite family pastime. Our one big resolution for next year is to have a Family/Friends smores night atleast twice a month. An open invitation to our family and friends to come hang out around the campfire for fun and fellowship.

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