We did a little traveling over Spring Break in March, first driving down to San Marcus and Corpus Christi with Jennifer’s parents and sister, then making a quick trip to Oklahoma (just the three of us). We stayed home this year for Easter, and it’s a good thing we did — Jonathan cut three teeth on Easter Sunday. That made it a long day for all of us.
We had many things to celebrate during late spring: Doug’s and Jennifer’s 22nd and 24th birthdays and the anniversary of the day they met (3 years ago) in April; the completion of Doug’s first year of medical school, Jennifer’s re-acceptance into the Dallas Symphony Chorus, Jonathan’s baby dedication, and his first birthday in May.
Jennifer’s parents kept Jonathan for us so that we could attend the Basic Life Principles seminar the second week of August. This was Doug’s first time to hear Bill Gothard. We had a tremendous time and are hoping to attend the advanced seminar together next spring.
It’s hard to believe it’s already that time of year again, isn’t it? We’ve already decorated the tree and wrapped the presents and are surprised that Jonathan is being so patient about waiting to unwrap them (though we’ve occasionally caught the little Grinch trying to crawl up the stairs with a couple of smaller gifts clinched firmly between his teeth). We’ve also driven the family around the neighborhood to look at lights. Jonathan nearly hyperventilates every time he sees a decorated house or yard.
As we celebrate His birth, it is our prayer that all would be reminded of the great provision God has made in sending Christ to die in our place. May all of you have a very merry and meaningful Christmas!