It is already ten days into the new year, but we are just now settling back into a normal routine.
We left the day after Christmas for the conference we put on for high school students. It was exciting to see many students taking steps of faith in forgiving others and sharing Christ with their friends and family members. Although I spent most of the time with my two little ones, it was fun to be around teenagers with all of their enthusiasm and energy. Grant and Katie had fun swimming in the hotel pool every day. One day a friend of Katie's came to the hotel to swim and play. Grant had a little more freedom around the hotel since he could check in with me on his new walkie-talkie. :-)
We got home from the conference on New Year's Eve and turned around the next day to head up north for a few days. We got to stay at a condo that some people from church have a time share at. They couldn't stay the whole week, so they let us stay there for the rest of their week ~ for free. That was a nice gift! We relaxed, played games, watched movies and went swimming. There was a pool right outside the front door of the condo! We played many rounds of "Marco Polo" in that pool! :-) We had so much fun playing and being together as a family.
When we got back from our relaxing vacation, we hit the ground running. The kids had basketball the next morning and we went to a wedding of a former student that evening. The kids also started going to a new swim and gym class for homeschoolers at the local Y this week. And, we have co-op this week, too.
So, that is what we have been up to since Christmas. Happy New Year!