Greetings family and friends! Like last year, we would like to tell you a little about what everyone did this year.
Craig (37) – He enjoyed helping coach Luke and Cameron in T-Ball again, and flag football at the YMCA in the fall. He continued to work on his teaching skills with them on the tennis court as well. At Parkview, he sang with the Praise Team and Choir, worked with the Children’s Choir, and served on the Parkview School Board. In August, he had the opportunity to attend a men’s conference titled “His Man on His Mission” at Dauphin Way Baptist Church in Mobile with his brother Chris.
Candi (34) – She is busy homeschooling the kids and continues to blog about homeschool activities and everyday family life. This year she became interested in photography after participating in the Mommytography 365 project, and started a photography blog to highlight some of her favorite photos. She also found out at Thanksgiving that she is expecting our 6th child in July.
Luke (6½) – He is in 2nd grade this year and continues to thrive in math and reading. He is still very interested in football and sports, and will be playing Upward Basketball starting in January. This summer he participated in 2 week-long camps at Parkview. One was a Children’s Choir camp called “Art-Is-In,” where he played the part of a “Newsie.” The other was a basketball camp called “Full Court Press.” Luke has enjoyed the Wednesday night church activities where he has learned all the divisions of the Bible, some memory verses, and key Bible passages.
Cameron (5) – He is in Kindergarten this year and is in the process of learning to read. This summer he had the opportunity to go to a week-long horse camp at Meadowview Stables, which is located behind our house. He learned how to ride three different ways: Western, Bareback, and English. This year Cameron became a lot more interested in football as well.
Both Luke and Cameron played T-ball in the spring at Parkview and flag football in the fall at the YMCA. They also got to attend a lot of football games (high school & LSU) with Daddy.
Miriam (3½) – She has started to do some preschool work while the big boys do their school work. She continues to love “girly” things like bows, jewelry, shoes, and purses. She even got her ears pierced for her birthday. Currently she enjoys playing with baby dolls, having tea parties, and trying to boss the boys around.
Levi (2½) – He also does some preschool work with Miriam and has done a great job at learning his shapes, colors, and numbers. He’s still a mama’s boy and loves his “boo”dog. His favorite activity is to play the puzzle game on Mommy’s iPhone.
Micah (1½) – In May, Micah celebrated her 1st birthday with a princess/knight party with Levi. She took her sweet time on learning to walk, and decided to accomplish it while we were on vacation at the beach. She continues to be content as long as she can suck her two middle fingers, but has become a big trouble-maker now that she is more mobile.
Here are some highlights of family activities this past year –
Camping with Trinity Baptist (April), Super Tiger Weekend (April), Vacation Bible School (June), July 4th Parade in Monroe, Candi’s MawMaw’s 80th Birthday Celebration weekend in Houston (July), Parkview football games, Birth of Grace Leigh Lindsay to Lee & Lauren (Oct), Port Hudson Civil War Day (Oct), HomeSchool Thanksgiving Celebration, State Championship football games (Neville, Parkview)
Trips – Monroe (Mar, July, Dec), Clinton (May, July), Houston (Jan, July), Arkansas (July, Dec), Daphne & Auburn, AL (Sept) – LA Tech vs. Auburn football, Gulf Shores with all the Lindsay’s and the Stanford’s (Sept)
Go Saints! Go Tigers!
Congratulations – Neville Tigers 4A State Champs
We hope you have a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year, and please do not forget the reason for it in all the busyness. “And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him.” Colossians 3:17