We love when the animals all pile around the fireplace! It's so cozy :)
Desi and I took the younger kids to the pond to skip rocks on the ice and toss rocks and ice onto the frozen pond. The sound of skipping rocks on a frozen pond is super fun!
The kids and I started work on assembling a paper castle for a school project. The book was less than $10 and all you need is scissors and glue. We're really enjoying this project :)
I'm still walking...not as often as in warm weather, but still a few times a week. It's harder to find beautiful things to take photos of, but there is still beauty out there!
Our friend Alex came and stayed with us over the weekend. We love his visits! He helped Levi and Emma make armor and helmets.
On Monday, Owen and I finished Around The World In Eighty Days (such a FUN story!!) and Levi and Emma and I finished Adam of the Road. It's such a pleasure to enjoy a good book together.
I bundled up and took Peterbilt on a long walk today. Man, it was COLD but it felt good to get out!
Desi's dad has decided to go forward with radiation in Los Angels where they have dealt with his kind of tumor before. They will stay up there for about 6.5 weeks starting in January. Radiation will be 5 days a week. We are praying it does what it's supposed to do and there are no averse side effects. I think this is all weighing heavily on us as the future is really unknown. But, we do know God and trust Him in this. It's a real faith growing experience for sure. 2 Corinthians 12:9 has been an encouragement to us: "But he said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness." Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me."
And I stumbled upon this song on Facebook today which was super beautiful and encouraging: