The 2014 Adams Christmas Letter. Click for full-size
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Friday, December 14, 2012
Monday, December 19, 2011
Well, 2011 has been quite a year for the Adams family! We have been blessed with some incredible moments these past twelve months. We (Audrey and I) celebrated our 4th anniversary of marriage, and constantly marvel at what God has done in our lives in such a short time.
On April 25th we welcomed the fourth member of our family into the world. Lincoln Aaron was 7lb 12oz and 19.8 inches long. He is a very smiley, happy boy! He is also a big boy who is in the 90th percentile for height and 75th for weight. As of December twelfth he started crawling and has taken off!
Anna turned one on January 6th. She is very sweet and incredibly smart! She has been able to count to fifteen and speak in short sentences for several months and knows several songs that she sings all the time. Her verbal skills are incredibly advanced (must be good genes)!
Audrey stays very busy with the two children and is always running around. She has been involved in a women’s Bible study on Thursday mornings and became the co-coordinator for our MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) program for the year. She is also very involved in children’s’ ministry and singing in the church choir.
I am still working for Beechwold Christian Church and have had a very blessed year here. The Children’s Ministry Trunk-or-Treat program in October was especially incredible this year. I have also continued seeking my master’s degree and am still on pace to graduate in May 2012. Just two more classes to go!
In March we went to Indiana for a family reunion on my mother’s side. In August my father’s side of the family had a reunion. Both were a great chance for family to get together! Too bad we cannot spend times like that more often.
In July we had our annual Smith/Harvey vacation on the Oregon coast. It was the twenty-fifth anniversary of the event!
Early in September, we drove to Charlotte to visit Audrey’s sister, her husband and their daughter. It was a nice visit, and nice to have them living a little closer than before.
In late September we had a nice staycation where we went to the zoo, COSI (a children’s science center) and took some nice family pictures. We splurged on zoo passes this year, so there have been several trips there the last several months.
We traveled to the Harvey house for Thanksgiving and spent a nice week visiting and showing off the kids. The Rockey family drove up from Charlotte in early December to spend a weekend and relax.
Christmas this year will be spent at my parents’ house with my sister and her family. It will be the first time we will get to attend my parents’ church in Tennessee.
This is a small sample of our year. I hope your year was as blessed and that 2012 is even better!
Reed and the rest of the Adams family
Saturday, June 11, 2011
Wednesday, August 4, 2010
This summer has just flown by! Some of the major highlights from July were:
- Successful VBS
- Trip to Lafayette for Anna to meet Great Grandma and Grandpa Miller (and Great Uncle Randy, Great Cousins Amos and Dana and second cousin Reese)
- North American Christian Convention in Indiana
- Visit from Great Grandma and Grandpa Sanders
- Reed at 5th and 6th grade camp
- Harvey-Smith Winema Family Vacation
- Reed at 3rd and 4th grade camp
- MOPS steering retreat at Buckeye Lake
Although it was so much fun to be on the road, we are glad to be back home settling into a routine. (At least till next week when we go to Tennessee to visit Reed's parents.)
In just a few short weeks things will begin to get very busy again. Fall is fast approaching. I am looking forward to all of our new adventures, though.
Reed is going back to school to complete a MA in Organizational Leadership. I think I am more excited about it, than him.
I have also joined our MOPS steering team this year and am in charge of the Moppets (kids) programming that takes place during our meetings. That will keep me busy. It also includes organizing play dates, which is always fun.
Reed is starting a new evening kids program this fall for elementary kids that will run for a couple of months. It will mainly be for those kids that want to grow deeper in their knowledge and faith. Darin is helping to steer it, which will be big help, but will still keep us busy.
I am teaching a new Sunday school class for adults this fall, which will be interesting, considering that Anna is not a huge fan of the nursery. I am excited about teaching it though. It has been a long time since I have done anything outside of children's ministry.
And of course, we'll have all of our fun trips including a trip to Arizona in October, Thanksgiving trip in Tennessee and Christmas vacation in Oregon.
It is going to be a busy fall, but a good one.