We also tried a spring family photo shoot with our new family of 6. Unfortunately, it didn't go very well. Francie, who is the least fussy baby ever, was NOT having the pictures. We found out a few days later that she had an ear infection, so that explained the fussiness, but we didn't get any great shots of her. Oh well, that's life and I'm glad to have even that documented!We had a truly wonderful summer. We spent time with friends, helped with VBS at our church, went to the beach with my mom, and spent many an evening at the pool. Having all of my babies at home with no school assignments or agenda was so refreshing, and I can't help but smile when I think back to our summer.
August brought a few big, exciting events. First, we officially sold our old house. This was something that we had been praying about for quite a while, so that was a huge relief and an answer to prayer! Walking out of that office with our check in hand felt GOOD :) Secondly, Francie started school. This was a hard decision for us because even though we absolutely love the little school where she would be attending, we also felt like she was really young to be going to school 4 days a week. I just selfishly wanted to keep her with me longer! After a lot of prayer and talking to different people, we ultimately decided that starting school early would be in Francie's best interest. We have not regretted this decision once! Her teachers and therapists at school are just wonderful, and she gets loved on and cared for so well. Being at school also hasn't negatively impacted her bond with us.... I'm happy to report that she's quite attached to her Mommy and Daddy :)
At the end of the month, the kids got all decked out for Halloween! I must say, they were the cutest Pooh, Eeyore, Tigger, and Piglet I've ever seen :)
Francie had a procedure under anesthesia to check on her bladder one year post surgery. We were SO thankful to get an excellent report! Her bladder is growing and healthy and functioning just the way it should.
As I look back over 2015, I'm just so thankful. The Lord has been faithful and He's provided for every one of our needs. Sometimes looking ahead to a new year can be a little intimidating. None of us know what the future holds. Looking back, though, gives me so much peace and confidence going forward. The Lord has always gone before us and lead us and provided, and I know we can trust Him to continue to do so. Because of that, I'm excited to see what He does in this new year. So, praise the Lord for another great year. And WELCOME 2016!!