We can’t believe another year has past. Asher is already one-year-old! He has changed so much over the last year. Each day we see new traits to his personality, new likes, new dislikes, and more of that wonderful smile! We have been truly blessed this year.
Zach graduated with his Masters this spring and has completed all the requirements and will be ordained in May. Bri is over half-way done with her Masters and will be graduating in May as well (What a busy month that will be!). Bri is enjoying teaching 4th and 5th grade students in the Learning Center, while Zach continues to work with and shape the youth in our church.
This year has been full of travel, as well. We had the wonderful experience of going on a cruise to the Caribbean with Bri’s family in June. We travelled to the Bahamas, St. Thomas/St. John, and St. Marteen. Asher was able to swim in his first ocean at one of the top five most beautiful beaches in the world: Trunk Bay. We also travelled to Yellowstone National Park for a week of camping with Zach’s family. We saw (and smelled) many geysers, hiked many trails, and saw much of the beautiful countryside. We are fortunate to be able to see so much of God’s beautiful creation and raise Asher in an environment where he can grow up appreciating and experiencing so much of it as well.
This time of year reminds us of the hope we have in Christ. Our hope of the future and present rely fully in this little baby wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger. So, we wait in anticipation of his arrival, but continue to fully love like he loves and share our joy with everyone we know. What joy we find in him!
We wish you all a joyful Christmas!