2013 has been a BIG year for us…a season of change. Our latest big adventure began at the end of January when we moved to Georgia. Mike bid IBM adieu in December and started the new year working for a great company called, “BIAS Corporation”. Our connection to the company was through some friends of ours, who Mike first met when he was traveling to Bermuda for work a couple of years ago. So for the first time in our 7 years of marriage, Mike began commuting to an office every day. This was quite a transition for him after 6.5 years as a traveling consultant. Also, for the first time in our marriage, I became a full-time, stay-at-home Mom…an intimidating role for me. We bought a new house in Georgia and began renting our condo in Colorado…a blessing the Lord orchestrated beautifully and for which we are so thankful. We’ve been adjusting to a new climate, new friends, new church, and new roles with the Lord’s grace and have been really enjoying our adventure!!
2013 in Pictures
Our new home:
Micah with my mom:
Playing in the sand:
My cousin, Anne, stopped by on her way down to Florida to see our grandparents:
My brother, Gerrit, and his sweet pregnant wife, Lauren, came out for a visit over Easter:
My Uncle Brad and Aunt Sally stopped by on their way down to Florida and had a nice breakfast with us. Ethan specifically wore his Packers shirt for Uncle Brad:
Then my parents stopped in for a couple of days on their way back to Wisconsin from Florida (we clearly moved to a good location as a halfway point between WI and FL!!).
E caught his first fish:
My Mom flew in for a brief trip:
Mike and I went to an Atlanta Braves game with some friends from church and had incredible seats:
My sister, Jennie, extended her work trip by a couple of days to spend some time with us:
Mike celebrated his 30th birthday!!
My best friend, Cassia, and I (along with our families) met in Louisville for a long weekend together:
I had the opportunity to go back to Michigan for her funeral. Here are my four uncles…matching. Classic. =)
And my cousins and grandpa, smiling, because we know where she is and who is with her:
I finally got to meet my sweet nephew, Ivan, who was born on August 5th:
I had the opportunity to travel to Phoenix for my (okay, technically, Mike’s) little sister’s bridal shower:
Micah John turned 2 on December 3rd:
I am certain that the month of December will have plenty more pictures…but that will have to wait until our holiday travels are complete.
From our family to yours, Merry Christmas!