Friday, January 7, 2011

Welcome, 2011...

I am always happy for a new year to begin. Whatever has gone on in the past year seems to come to an end. The craziness of the holidays makes me very glad to relax after the new year! I like the feeling of a fresh start after the new year. Not that the past year has been bad or anything, but the newness of a new year is always refreshing to me!

We spent New Years Day with Tonia and Dave. Tonia and I have been friends since high school. We have been through A LOT together! We always have a great time together. They were packing up to move to Oklahoma, so we managed to have dinner and just hang out at their house one last time before their move. It'll only be about a 4 hour drive to visit them, so we are definatly not going to miss out on everything!!

We had our own Minder Family Christmas on Monday. Yes, it was over a week past Christmas but it was the first day we could actually arrange our schedules to get everyone together at the same time! So, we opened presents and ate breakfast burritos for brunch. Then, we went to the park. We had so much fun. This park is not intended for youngsters! It could be dangerous. But, since my kiddos are pretty much fearless...we had a blast. The boys climbed the net, like Spiderman. I sat back and took pictures. I love watching my family just enjoy eachother!

The kids went back to school on Tuesday...thank God. I love the time I get to spend with my kiddos, but I know when it is time to go back to school too. I think school time is God's gift to parents! We are so blessed to be working where we do. Our kids go to a Christian private school. We are very lucky to be able to provide such a unique experience for our children. A Christian environment and curriculum. An environment of safety and security. It is not perfect, no school system is, but it is perfect for us! Kids will still be kids, but we do not have to contend with some of the struggles that parents do when their kids go to public school. Josh was in the public school system through 4th grade. For the most part, he went to good school, but we still struggled. God-willing, I hope Cami will never have to attend public school. With all this said...Josh will take his first set of mid-terms next week! Please pray for him!

Speaking of kiddos...I'm being called....I better get going!