Wednesday, December 30, 2015

2015 - That's a Wrap!

2015.....Wow, what a year it's been!


I think we traveled more in 2015 than any other year previously. ========>

Brad surprised Cari with a trip to California for her 16th birthday ~~

We had a wonderful family trip to Colorado ~~

And I've made five trips to Florida this year.  Once with my friend, Megan, and her kiddos and then four times to the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville where THANKFULLY Brad received a firm diagnosis of POEMS syndrome that is being treated quite successfully at the moment! 

We visited an alligator farm in St. Augustine on one trip.

And we always try to visit the beach while we're there.

And we're finishing the year with a trip to Texas.  A highlight was driving to Waco, Texas, and visiting Magnolia Market (even if the trip involved an actual trip on the sidewalk that sent me flying and landing on my face.  Still not sure how I managed to do that....)

PawPaw is turning 70 in a month, so we surprised him and celebrated a little early.

We welcomed some new family members this year. ============>

Lillie, the Great Pyrenees.  She's great.  and huge.......
and six goats, although we're down to five as one got sick and didn't make it.  We had a close call with Fred, but thanks to an awesome vet, prayer and yogurt, he's doing great.

Matthew enjoyed two more seasons (spring/fall) of baseball.....

And he and Amelia both started taking horseback riding lessons.  They both love it!

I got to see some of my favorite Contemporary Christian singers in concert this year......

Big Daddy Weave......along with Chris Tomlin, Casting Crowns, and Newsboys!

Also in 2015, Cari got her license!

All in all, it's been a great year.  The biggest highlight of this year is the fact that I have had soooo many answered prayers, and for that, I am MOST thankful!  God is good ~ no doubt about that!



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