Thursday, January 26, 2012

Christmas Part 1

Finally getting around to blogging about our Christmas festivities. Forgive me for the long blog absence. Since December 19 we have had Moffett Christmas, our Christmas here at home, Blankenship Christmas, gone to the Passion 2012 Conference, had a BCM Leadership retreat and Jack has traveled around the world- to Spain and Peru! It's been a crazy few weeks!

But I am back and I have lots to catch you up on and lots on my mind and heart.

The week before Christmas we took a few days and spent them with my family. This year, we did something very un-Moffett like.... we broke tradition. Yep, a few weeks before Christmas we decided to make Christmas a vacation and go to the beach! We stayed at a great house in the Sea Island Resort on St. Simmons Island, Georgia. We packed up our presents and had Christmas at the beach. The weather was so perfect- in the upper 60's to low 70's. The kids got in the water, of course. The beach had huge boulders on it that were perfect for playing pirates with the new guns, hats, binoculars and walkie-talkies they got! The beach house had a huge in ground hot tub that was just perfect. The boys called it the hot pool. Even Eden and Ethan were able to enjoy it. We took lots of walks and got to spend uninterrupted quality time together. It was wonderful. Oh yeah, and we took LOTS of pictures, too! :)

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Can He Really Be 4?

Today is my Noah-bear's fourth birthday. I can hardly believe how quickly four years have flown by. Noah, you are a joy. We are so grateful God gave us such a wonderful son. You are funny and sweet. Your generosity is one of your best qualities. You always put your brothers first, offering to give up your toys or treats for them. You still idolize your big brother and the two of you are best friends. I love so much watching you play together. You are a smart boy, too. You are really learning your letters and letter sounds well and your teachers love you. You and Josiah share a room and are really fun to watch together, too. Eden thinks you are great and you are such a great helper. You are still as slow as can be! Nothing ever really gets you in a hurry. But that is good for me, you are helping to teach your Mommy to slow down. You still like to snuggle and play with my hair and I cherish every moment that you do. Noah Jackson, you really are Jack's son! You look like your Daddy and you have his laid back, compassionate personality. Noah, we love you more than words can express. We pray everyday that God would open your eyes and heart to Him and that you would grow everyday in Christ-likeness. We are so proud of you and we can't wait to see all God has for you as you continue to grow. Happy 4th Birthday, buddy.