I love new beginnings. Love them. And I am super excited for this NEW YEAR. Plus 2014 just feels like a good number to me--even-Steven.
Here's hoping you and your family have a blessed and peaceful 2014. I know the year will bring challenges, but I pray we all face them with courage and support.
Here are some photos (Yes, some blurry. ABCs of me.) of our last day in 2013:
|Dave and I stayed up and celebrated with our 5th graders, Lu and Zu.|
|Lu was WIDE AWAKE the whole night.|
|Zu was WIDE AWAKE the whole night.|
Harriet was not loving the fireworks (Utah still sells them for this holiday.)
|Our teenagers went to an AWESOME New Year's Eve Dance at church.|
|Bam and her friend N at the dance.|
(Nice to know someone else takes blurry photos with their iPhone. LOL.)
|During the day we played volleyball with the missionaries and friends from our congregation.|
And the kids also played dodgeball with the Stepensons. (I had to pass. Last time I took a ball to the throat. For real.)
PS: Elder Meehan continues to serve his mission and is learning, growing, and loving the experience. He sent us this photo last week--of he and other missionaries in his area.