Catch Up and Goodbye 2013

Only a few more hours left in 2013.   We have been very busy with school, work and the holidays.  We are happy at home, bringing in the New Year together.

Just before our game fest, I wanted to upload photos from the past few months.  I will add captions along the way.

DSC01792This is me with Scott and my dad.  We were celebrating Thanksgiving together at Dad and Sally’s new house in King, my hometown.  They moved from Kentucky to be closer to family.  We are so thankful.

DSC01790Another photo at the Kirby Thanksgiving, this is Ryan, Laura with Scott and Stephanie.

DSC01815Our family is pictured here with Shanda and Jan outside of Mellow Mushroom in Winston-Salem as we spent time with the Morrison side of the family for Thanksgiving.

DSC01877Julian was a part of the set crew for Duke School’s December production of Spy School.  We are so proud of him for taking part and doing such a great job!

DSC01910Kalen’s class has been studying the Colonial times.  His class had a culminating event that showcased all the work they’d been putting into.  The picture below shows Kalen at his work station where he made an amazing tool box!  We have recently learned of Kalen’s interest and skill in carpentry.  He is great with his hands.

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DSC01943Scott and I travelled to Asheville (thanks Jan and Jerry for watching our kids and Jasper) to celebrate our 15th wedding anniversary!  We had such a sweet time together.  It was time for us to be alone and celebrate our love.  We have so much to be grateful for!

DSC01967Julian is pictured here with his new skates from Grandpa and Nana.  He had been wanting these for a long time.

DSC02011Scott reads to the kids Christmas Eve after our Candlelight Service at church.  Together.

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Can you pick out the sleepiest kid?  This is just before heading down Christmas morning.

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Brayden with Scott.  Brayden bought his dad this game that he had been playing the a lot in the toy store.  🙂

DSC02046Sibling love and thanksgiving.

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A picture with my uncle Bob, my mom and my brother, Ryan.  Wish my grandma could have been with us.  We miss her so much.
DSC02000Cousins, Anna Kristin and Madelyn, have fun opening gifts together at my mom’s.

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Madelyn, Anna Kristin, Kalen, Grayson, Julian, & Brayden at Grandma’s.

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Finally a family picture with Scott, Sally, my Dad and Ryan.  Together at Christmastime.

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Brayden in the Christmas spirit!

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Sweet Kalen, so excited and thankful at his Papa’s.

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Sally and my Dad, Christmas 2013

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Stephanie, Anna Kristin, Grayson & Ryan

DSC02079Our family outside an old cabin right beside my Dad and Sally’s house.