Birthday Month – Random Acts of Fun-ness

Still no job for Gary, but God continues to provide for us.

We managed to have quite an interesting month in spite of our forced frugality.

Here are some of the things we did:


Aaron took Patrick and Anna to see a movie, Rise of the Guardians. They went in style!


Morgan’s birthday party on New Years Eve. There were lots of fireworks here in Texas for Morgan’s birthday! He was very honored! 🙂 They may have had something to do with New Years Eve, but still we enjoyed them for our celebration of Morgan’s birthday.


And as usual the birthday party games consisted of video games.


Teams upstairs and downstairs as usual. Here is the downstairs team – the brothers who are almost exactly 10 years apart in age!


I like to watch Kim Clement TV. Here I am watching it wearing my mantle from Kim Clement.


We will Conquer Our Mountain! And go into our Promised Land!


A gift from Mary, Aaron’s mom. Lots of sentimental value for me. I used to have lots of Snow Buddy ornaments and decorations, but I lost them all when we lost our house. Now I have this wonderful Santa with Snow Buddy music box that Mary gave me because I saw it at her house and mentioned how much I loved Snow Buddies. Thank you so much, Mary!


Our pretty Christmas decorations. We kept them up through the birthday celebrations.


Emma got ANOTHER umbrella for her birthday. She dearly loves umbrellas! I went to the mailbox this morning, and the weather was gray. It had rained earlier. Emma came running after me and said, “You need my umbrella!” It wasn’t raining right then, but I bet she wishes it was!


I had been planning to do a big birthday party for all of the January birthdays (4 of them) at once, but when Emma found out that it was Jan. 8, HER birthday, she wanted a party right then. So we threw together a quick birthday party complete with a present and confetti cake and brownies. I was going to wait until Gary got a new job. As it turns out, it’s a good thing we didn’t wait!


I think this was from the night we went to Cece’s 21st birthday party.


Garrett loved his German chocolate birthday cake. Since I had Emma’s party on her birthday, I went ahead and had the twins’ birthday party on their birthday, Jan. 10.


A hint to help you guess what the object is in my “Can You Guess What This Is?” post here.


Very random! I just happened to notice this heart in a pan in my sink. I take these little things as signs from God saying that He loves me!


Emma climbed all the way to the top! She’s the Queen of the Mountain! The kids all love this climber at the park. We went to the park last Saturday, and the temps were in the 70’s. We stayed until after dark as you can see.


It almost looks like she’s a circus performer in this shot. I think she felt like one!


The moon was beautiful that night! What a wonderful way to spend a January evening.

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