We had a wonderful January celebrating birthdays, visiting with family, and miscellaneous other events!! That's just because I can't remember them all!!!
Things are going pretty well:) I feel good most of the time....winter I'm sure takes it's toll on many of us! Ken's had a couple of trips in January...one to mid Illinois/Indiana...and another very quick trip to Florida. FIAMM is keeping him busy!
Joel started working out an "Anytime Fitness" in Cadillac at the start of the new year. He is doing quite well...exercising three times a week...eating well..and has actually lost several pounds! During the winter it is very convenient to stay inside and kind of "hibernate". So we thought this would be a good challenge for him. Happy to report~~~He LIKES it!
Our Dad sold his house in January....amazingly after only three months on the market. It was bittersweet to think we would not have a home to visit in Onekama anymore after 50+ years. What made it somewhat cushioned is that Dad was confident about the sale...and is adjusting well to life in Cadillac.
During the week he seems to find alot to do...but the weekends are a little quieter. So that he doesn't feel cooped up in the winter...we have started picking him up on Saturdays and bringing him out to the house. Linda visits frequently...which we ALL enjoy:)
Birthdays celebrated in January were grandson Andrew's 6th b-day and Ken's 54th. I had the pleasure of traveling to Kenosha, Wisconsin with Heidi's parents to celebrate Andrew's birthday...Ken drove me as far as GR where I rode with Ron and Carol to Wisconsin. Joel had a Special Olympics tournament that weekend...so Ken stayed behind to hold the fort down
Things are pretty exciting for Kurt and Heidi and fam as they have plans to move into their new house the end of February. They have been renting a townhouse in Kenosha...and found a lovely home in Racine, Wisconsin. We are hoping to help them move when they are ready:)
Jason and Emily and fam took a trip to Arizona to visit Emily's sister Sarah (Mike and family) and also to go to the Tuscon jem show. (buying trip to Wexford Jewelers. http://www.wexfordjewelers.com/ Other than several 'airline" glitches...they had a wonderful visit and savored the warm weather and family time.
There never seems to be a dull moment in our lives~~
I'm not particularly thrilled about winter and the bitter cold....but I do enjoy getting around more this year than last:) I find myself busy with our local Area 32 Special Olympics, serving on their management team and publishing the newsletter, active at our church...singing in the choir, leading music at AWANA, taking care of grand kids every Thursday, chaufferring Joel here and there, visiting my Dad, and enjoying every moment that Ken is home!!
I still feel very bad that I am not as faithful to updating our blog as I am to my daily "musings" on Facebook. But I guess once a month is as good as it gets for the moment!! We are already in to the second week of February! On the 5th we wished Happy Birthday to our daughter-in-law Heidi, and brother-in-law Don. Joel has several b-ball games this month, and I anxiously am counting down the days to SPRING!!!
I have a keen interest in current events and having been daily following the news locally and internationally! There are so many people we can be in prayer for! I encourage you to "jump" at the opportunity to uphold friends, family, and those you have never met in prayer....for the needs are great...and the privilege of coming to throne of God on your knees is life changing!!!
And the winner is... (updated)
5 weeks ago