2011 had its great times, but there were also many difficult days. Moving my dad here and making adjustments, getting him settled in with new doctors, then moving him to assisted living, and a round of cancer treatments complicated my already busy life. On top of that, DH's dad grew more and more frail and weak until he passed away on October 4, aged 90 years. So sad to say good-bye.
But God has given so many good days too, filled with wonderful friends and family. When things seem dark, it helps to go to my daughter's home and see the grandkids. DH and I had a sunshine-filled cruise in February, I went to Victoria for a stitching retreat, and we took the family to the beach in August. There were so many fun-filled hours spent at the track and xc meets all over the state, I'm so grateful the twins decided to run xc! And lately I've turned into my mother and have been enjoying all those bowl games on TV.
Now with a new year ahead, I'm hoping to be able to get back to some of my favorite activities. I think I might still remember how to thread a needle! And then I might be inspired to write on my blog. We really have to take the travel trailer out more often. I've made some progress on dejunking, but have a long way to go. It may seem sad to put dejunking in a paragraph of favorite activities, but I'm loving the freedom in getting the stuff out of here and enjoying some open space.
Christmas at the Paulsons was lots of fun as usual. Here are four reasons why!
Here's hoping we all have a very good 2012! With love from Von and the entire gang.
Brendan, Kyle, Geoff, Mystie, Von, Melanie, Gary, Kevin, Kirsten