Monday, December 14, 2009

2009 Christmas Letter

It is hard to believe that 2009 is almost gone! At the beginning of this year Scott was still deployed, but thankfully he came home in mid-January. We prayed for God to put him in a job position where he would not have to leave home and boy did He provide! A few months after Scott returned home an opportunity came up for him to move squadrons and so he did. Since then his work schedule is the best it has ever been! The hours he works during the week are great and he was only gone 14 days this year since moving squadrons!
This year we did a lot of traveling to see friends and family (as usual). We went to Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Colorado, North Carolina, Germany, and of course South Carolina! :) Lord Willing we will settle down there one day so we can be close to our family.
Oklahoma has been a very good place for us. Our church life here has been great, we have made many friends, and Memorial Road Church of Christ has provided us many opportunities to serve and be served.
Also, this year we found a Naturopathic doctor that I love and has brought all of us needed healing...especially Jackson...he has come so far in his health this year, I can hardly believe it! I am so thankful to God for that! We are trying for #2, but we are in no hurry. I'm sure if God thinks we need another child, He will give us one at the right time.
Scott is still working on his Masters of Ministry. He is getting it through Harding University and most of the classes are on-line so it is very convenient. This past semester he has been taking a class called Hermeneutics and Exegesis. This class has required alot of reading and writing so he is glad it's almost over, although he has learned alot!
Jackson is almost a year and a half old and is growing like a weed! He is over 30lbs now and is about 33 inches tall. It's so hard to believe my baby boy is walking, climbing, and talking (or at least trying to talk). He is a happy baby and brings us so much joy! Scott and I love that boy more than we can express and thank God for him everyday!!!
My days seem to fill rather fast with tending to Jackson, buying and preparing food for all of us, cleaning the house, doing laundry, Bible study, event planning, Church events, walking, talking on the phone, e-mailing, etc.. I am very thankful for the opportunity to be able to stay home and do the things I really enjoy and feel are valuable.
We are heading home to SC for the holidays. I'll be there about 20 days and look forward to seeing many of you during that time! For other details and pictures from this past year, you can just scroll down through our blog. We hope you have a Very Merry Christmas and a Blessed 2010!!!

I think Jackson is excited about Christmas!!....he must get it from his Mom and Dad :)


Erin Lewis said...

Thank you for the Christmas message - it is always so nice to hear what has been important to you this past year and what you are looking forward to. I admire you as a stay at home mom and think you and your family are THE BEST! Jackson is cuter than words can express - the Santa outfit pics are amazing! We will miss you this Christmas but look forward to the next visit. All our love and prayers, the Lewises!

McKinney Madness said...

Jackson makes the cutest Santa Claus I have ever seen!!