Friday, January 10, 2014

2013 behind looking to 2014

The old year is behind us with its trials and blessings.
2013 was a hard year but also a blessing.  A couple of the hard parts where my cousins husband pasted away then a few months later my aunt and my sister passed away on the same day in June.  But we can say through it all God has been good.
2013 was a milestone for me turning 60 in September, I look back and wonder where have the years went. 

For my birthday my DH took me on a little road trip up to Door County, one of my favorite places to go.  We stopped at different quilt shops along the way.

Some roadside stands. Had to find my caramel apple and this was the place.

The final destination was the Christmas shop in Door County.  

Before Christmas we celebrated both of the grandson's birthdays.  Always fun having them around, the boys have always hopped up on the counter when I am in the kitchen to watch what I was doing or to help.  As they have gotten older this habit has not been broken but now it has become their place to sit and talk while grandma cooks or bakes.  We have had many a good conversation.

They tell me that they will never be to old to hop up and have a visit, that makes this grandma's heart happy.

It was good being off from school for Christmas break, so good celebrating Christmas with family and friends.  Our daughter was able to come home for a couple of days, family was home for Christmas.

January 2nd came way to fast, and with it the cold weather.  We had two days of school then had two days off because of the cold weather.

The -25 below wouldn't have been bad, it was the wind chills of -45 to -50 that made things hard.  Very happy to be safe and warm at home on those days. Today we are to hit 30 and have some snow. 

 I look forward to see what the Lord has for us in 2014.

That ye might walk worthy of the Lord unto all pleasing, being fruitful in every good
work, and increasing in the knowledge of God;
Colossians 1:10  KJV


1 comment:

Pam said...

Hi Cheryl,
Its nice to hear your update. Your birthday trip looked fun, and with this cold weather (we have had it too).. it is looking very inviting to go back to Septembers delights. Your Grandsons are getting big, and yet how precious that they still like to hop up on the counter and hang out with you. That is something I hope will be a part of my time with my grandsons as they get older, and I hope they will be able to be in our lives a lot…and possibly live closer. I am so sorry to hear about your cousin's husband, aunt and sister that passed away last year… it is all so sad and so hard. I can say in agreement that I am glad we are into a New Year… I am hopeful that 2014 will bring better tidings to you and to our nation as a whole...with so many difficult things in these previous years. Many Blessings and a Happy New Year to you and your family.