Friday, December 12, 2014

Christmas 2014

2014 has been another wonderful year!
We have much to be thankful to God for, our health,our retirement,
our family and friends. We really enjoy spending time with our kids 
and grankids, and we see them as much as possible.

 The grankids, of course, are growing like weeds: Gigi is 7, and in 2nd grade; 
Brody, 4 and Hallee, 3 are both doing preschool with mom; 
Micah is 4, and in preschool, and Seth is 18 months and just running all the time! 
They love to learn and love for us to read to them. They often climb into our laps, especially Papa's, with a bunch of books to be read!
When we all get together it can be crazy and chaotic but loads of fun, too! As they say, 'young kids are exhausting,' and yet, we are so grateful for 
our family times and the love we share.

We enjoyed a lot of RVing (almost once a month) and did more traveling, too. Highlights of the year:  Jan: Las Vegas @ the Bellagio; March: RV'd in Arizona for Spring Training;
May: RV'd in Pahrump, Nevada for Nick’s firearms class;
July: Virginia for a week;  July 31-Aug 11: camping at Lake Almanor with the gang, 4 couples, our adult kids and 22 grandkids;
and Nov: our annual beach camping at San Elijo St Beach
with family. 
Our big trip of the year was a 2 month (Aug 11-Oct 8) USA RV Trip traveling with friends through 17 beautiful states in northern America: CA, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, No Dakota, So Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Missouri, Iowa, Nebraska, Kansas, Colorado, Utah, Nevada and back home! Seeing America was a dream come true; there was such diversity and beauty everywhere we traveled. The memories we brought home will last us a lifetime.

Yes, 2014 was a very good year! 
Wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas filled with God's Blessings!

Love, Karen and Nick

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