We flew back home on New Year’s Eve.
We had some friends stay in our home while we were gone and were blessed with sweet notes and lots of treats. Micah stayed up with Mike and I to ring in the New Year. Ethan stayed up for a while, but was ready to turn in by 10:30 (he was still living on WI time, so he almost made it!).
Getting back home meant getting back into our rhythms. We started praying for specific people at dinner and then talking about a question (both the name of a person and a question to ask is on these popsicle sticks). Ethan got back to his piano as soon as he woke up. We took down Christmas decorations, started reading some books together, played our new game, and spent some time outside.
We also got back into the swing of things for school and CC.
Mike and his co-worker/buddy took the boys to Casa Bonita for their first time. The food was not impressive, as you might guess, but they had a good time watching the entertainment.
And we’ve had two Packer picnics. One ended with a victory; the other with defeat. The boys watched both games all the way through, which is something new for them. What a fun season!