Friday, January 11, 2013

Changing Blogs

After blogging on here for over 5 years, I managed to delete almost all my pictures.  Long story short, I'm starting a new blog at http://aarader2013.wordpress.com/.  Please change your link, and hopefully I'll still feel like posting.  We did get a new computer, which will be nice once I learn all things Mac!

Monday, January 7, 2013

8th Anniversary

Tomorrow is our 8th anniversary on the 8th.  I think that makes it extra special.  I'm especially blessed to have Aaron as my husband!  This was one of our engagement pictures from 2004.
 
Here's a picture from our wedding day.  Now my flower girl is in high school and driving.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Happy 2013

It's another new year, and I blogged way less in 2012 than I did the last few years.  I guess these kids are keeping me busy!  We've enjoyed having Daddy home for the holidays, and he even put up new light fixures in our kitchen (no more fluorescent lighting).  Aaron's so handy!
 
He's also been entertaining Bethany and Zachary, especially since we've been home a lot due to them being sick.  I hope their colds are gone by next week!

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Winter Wonderland

We took pictures after church on Sunday.  The kids were dressed Christmassy!


Our first Christmas in the new house.



Christmas Eve with Aaron's family.


And Christmas Day at my parents' house.



 A white Christmas!

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Christmas Weekend

Our Christmas party at school was on Thursday.

On Friday WE hosted the Hodges Christmas!!





  
 Today was Christmas in Granbury, and here's our traditional family picture.

Monday, December 17, 2012

Santa 2012

Santa 2009
 
Santa 2010

Santa 2011

This year's Santa picture is pretty much the same as the others.  O-well...Merry Christmas!

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Nicaragua Trip

We got back late last night from our 5 day trip to Nicaragua.  I took close to 300 pictures, so these are just some to show the different things we got to do.  We hiked up a mountain on Sunday afternoon, which has a great view of Jinotega.
 
Angela and I helped Becky organize baby supplies for the Casa Maternas.

We passed out SMILE boxes.  This was one of the older girls.

Always time for a coffee break!

We were there for the Mision's Christmas party...the kids helped decorate the tree.

Aaron making the kids smile :)

Lots of Smile boxes! 

Visiting a Casa Materna.

Our group from Grapevine with Benny and Donna (missionaries our church supports).

Our last stop on Wednesday was to a preschool.  These kids were the most fun, and we got to give them dresses and clothes too.  They were so excited!