This year we discovered penpals and Postcrossing. June has three penpals and I have one, all in the United States. We’ve been collecting postcards from people all over the world using Postcrossing. I’m waiting to receive a batch of postcards right now. (The postal service is slow after Christmas.)
We started a new tradition. Every Saturday morning we get up and go directly to McDonald’s for muffins and coffee. Muffin Day really changed our Saturday mornings from a grouchy waste of time into a productive high point of our week.
We love dinosaurs this year. Dinosaur toys, dinosaurs at the museum – and we really love painting dinosaurs.
June took her first ballet lesson this year. It was a great experience for her…but she still dances to her own beat.
We got out first pet, Mia the Beta. She promptly died. Then we got Sunshine the Beta, who also died. Both were buried among the marigolds in Grandma’s garden.
Daddy hurt his back this year, and we’re happy that it got better, but it won’t ever be the same. I had started going to church again after more than ten years away and the injury brought Daddy to church, too. It was a blessing in disguise.
June overcame her fear and fed the goats at the petting zoo for the very first time this year. We had a nice summer.
We visited Grandma and Grandpa and June learned how to bake pies.
June was Baptised in June. Grandma baked a cake shaped like a lamb to celebrate. She made this cake at Easter when I was little.
My husband and I did Alpha together. It’s the beginning of his course to do the sacraments and join the church. I loved being able to be there with him and June loved playing with the other kids from church while we were in class.
June turned six!
My husband, Bob and I “normalised” our marriage in the church. We have a new Boxing Day anniversary now.
That’s it for us. Don’t forget to check out the other posts at Revolution of Love.