I just realized
that for the first time in years,
I am not dreading
the changing of the calendar.
I don't really have time to dwell on why that might be,
I'll just be grateful for it,
and move on.
As we move forward though,
I want to take one last stroll through 2016.
It was a pretty busy year,
and chock full of learning new things.
Lily still does a lot of hand sewing,
but I think Lex' will do whatever it takes
to not have to sew by hand again.
Brandon learned how to lay block for a foundation.
And how to build stairs.
We learned how to make a gorgeous cedar ceiling.
And how to pour a concrete pad.
We learned all about plumbing.
|Yes. I know. There is not actually any wiring in this picture.... ;-)|
That is because there are a million steps to everything.
Brandon's 'official learning' culminated in his high school graduation.
(and y'all - he made straight A's his first semester of college!
Even in Calculus!!)
I learned how to do mock trapunto
And how to take fabric that is totally not 'me'
and turn it into a quilt that I actually really like
(and oh - I learned how to quilt feathers, too)
Lexi learned how to make a whole quilt,
from start to finish.
(and Lex' and Jeremiah learned how to play the ukulele,
and Josiah is just now learning how to play some kind of drum.)
And I learned that I still do not like to paper piece!
And how to install doors.
And I learned that I can make a quilt pretty darn fast
We learned how important it is
Although - there is always room for growth in that area.
Here's to growing and learning and loving