We had a great New Year's Eve with Mark's family - his parents, little brother, and his fiance. We had chips and three kinds of dip, fruit, and Pinterest inspired desserts.
Cookies and Cream Cookies AND S'mores Bark
We enjoyed rounds of "The Oldyweds Game" as well as Scrabble. Luke and Cassidy stayed the night with us and woke up in the new year with Annabeth singing to them and jumping on their beds.
Annabeth rang in the New Year (well until 8 pm when she went to bed) in style thanks to a Pretty Pipsqueak designed outfit:
Showing off her HUGE hairbow (recycled from her birthday outfit)
"Happy New Year!"
New Year's Resolutions 2014:
Mark and Amy:
To have one Annabeth-Free Date Night a month. We realized we had just 4 of these in all of 2013 and decided to aim for more intentional couple time this new year.
We are planning to read the Bible in a year. I received a Year Bible from Mark's parents for Christmas and we are looking forward to intentional couple, spiritual time.
My first goal as the teacher is to be more organized. I have supplies and books in many different totes and would like to get them all in one place and well labeled.
My goal for Annabeth is that by the end of the spring semester that she will be able to read and sound out all 26 letters (currently she has A-F and M).
I also hope to have her able to count 1-10 (currently it sounds like "2-3-2-3-4-6).
We pray that all that all of you had a blessed 2013 and that even in time of trials you saw the Lord's presence in your life. We pray that your 2014 will be filled with love, joy, and peace and the confidence in the future that comes only from our Lord.
Happy New Year!