Psalm 139:13-14

PSALM 139:13-14
"For You formed my inward parts; You wove me in my mother's womb. I will give thanks to You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Wonderful are Your works, and my soul knows it very well."

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Monday, June 18, 2018

2017 in a nutshell

After a hiatus for almost a year and a half, I am back to update you all on our journey so far. And quite the journey it has been!!

Winter 2017- While the weather outside was cold, we entertained ourselves with gymnastics. We also decided to build a house in Fishers, IN.

Spring 2017- We broke ground in March on our new home. The day we broke ground, John was asked by his corporate office to consider promoting to the Dallas/Forth Worth area in Texas. We've been down this road before, so we continued the building process thinking nothing would come out of it. We decided to fly out to CA, after being away for almost 2yrs, for Spring Break.

Getting on the plane!
Visiting with our cousin Emily.

Getting in some pool time!

Getting to see our old neighbors in Fullerton!

Spent time at Knott's Berry Farm with Grandpa, Grandma, and our cousins,
Caleb and Trinity.

Meeting our newest nephew, Lucas!

                            Gianna turned 7 end of April. She had a Shopkins themed birthday.

        Gianna finished 1st grade and G.R.A.C.E. wrapped up their first year of preschool.

Gianna wrote a book about Shopkins
and got to share with other students/parents.
Gianna lost a total of 8 teeth this year!

Gianna with her 1st grade teacher, Mrs. Monkul.

The Zebra class with Mrs. Annie and Ms. Tammy. (Gabby didn't want to be in the picture 😐)

John decided to interview for the Texas promotion in June and got the job. We had moved to an apartment when school finished, anticipating the move to our newly built home end of summer. But with the latest outcome, we started mentally changing gears towards moving to Texas the end of July. Because we were too far into the build, we had to finish the house then sell it while we were living in Texas.
Leaving our Goodloe house.

Close to final completion of the Allistair  house.
Our summer was busy with multiple transitions. We moved into an apt for 2 months. John was able to fish in the pond behind our apartment with the kids. We also celebrated the 4th of July by doing our own fireworks show.

John teaching the kids  how to fish.

Waiting for Daddy to light up the fireworks!

Connor Prairie was one of our favorite places to visit! From day 1,
the kids kept asking if they could ride in the hot air balloon. I kept telling them they would
get to ride it if we ever had to leave IN. They got their wish after 2 years!

I got to get together with 2 other families with quintuplets. Between the 3 moms, we have 16 children 😂
*20 points if you can match the kids to their mom!

We will miss you Indy! It was great living here for the last 2 years!!

Getting ready for take off!

Landing in DFW airport. Our first flight without other adults traveling with us!
We moved to Dallas and lived in a 2 bd/1bth hotel for 2.5 weeks. Not an experience that I'd like to repeat!! The silver lining was that we got to eat free breakfast every morning!

Then the moving truck had to come 3 separate times to bring our belongings. Some of the items are still missing and went to the great warehouse in the sky 😂.

We decided to rent a house for a year or two to see what area we wanted to settle down in.

Gianna started 2nd grade at Samuel Beck Elementary school and GRACE started Pre-K at Trophy Lakes Academy.

We found a small splash pad to help with the Texas HEAT!!

First day of school!

John and I flew to Indianapolis to see U2 in concert in Sept.

ALL the kids played soccer in the Fall!

We celebrated the Fab Five's 5th birthday as Super Heroes: Flash, Captain America
Super Girl, Spider Girl, and Bat Girl!
Grandma did a fantastic job on the cake and
School/soccer pics (Kids take Spring pics)

                                 Our line up this year was: Anna (Frozen), Elena of Avalor, Riley (himself),
                                     Elsa, Elastic Girl (Incredibles), and Flash. Below pics from our Jack-O-Lantern
                      contest at a friend's house
     Our first annual 5K Turkey Trot!

GRACE got to meet Santa and Mrs. Clause.

Santa asking Riley if he was a good boy this year 😳

Christmas Eve service at Denton Bible Church

Merry Christmas!

2017 is in the books! I will have 2018 update out before it's 2019 😬