First, this happened:
Meanwhile, this happened:
After a summer filled with good intentions and not a lot of adventure (see first picture), this happened:
I'm still not sure how it's possible that I have a kindergartner! James has absolutely loved school, and continues to blow us away with the progress he's made with his math and reading.
Also, because of previously mentioned kindergartner and impending baby #4, this happened:
Paul was hesitant to make this particular jump, but I can say now after having it for six months, it is pretty awesome. Yep. I've embraced the minivan.
In October, this happened:
It was a happy day! It was wonderful to be together as a family, and see the love and support coming to the Petersons and the Westbrooks as John and Kathleen got married.
Also this little guy turned one:
And we had a band of little pirates for Halloween:
I was grateful to have the opportunity to direct a piece at the PECO Christmas concert. It was so much fun, and I hope to be able to do it again.
We spent Christmas in Colorado:
We came back to Oregon and this happened:
It hasn't snowed this much in Oregon for five years. School, work, and church all got canceled. It was lots of fun.
And then, on February 28th, this happened:
I know I've left things out. And I know it's impossible for me to catch up on all this lost time. This little snapshot into our last ten months will have to do for now! Here's to renewed efforts at recording our life!