Nathan turned 14 yesterday.
I love the man I see him growing to be.
He's a good son, and he's adored by his siblings, too.
We celebrated with a low key day at home - just presents and a yummy four layer chocolate pie that was easy on all those new braces!
Ready or not, December keeps rolling on. I'm keeping my sanity with lots of photography breaks, trying new shots and editing in Lightroom. I'm beginning to think Katherine may have a future in modeling. My sweet girl can work it for the camera!
December's thrown us a lot of curves. First there was the car accident. Yesterday, we got the news that our van is totaled. So here we are, van shopping just days before Christmas. Just. Like. Last year.
Then our heating and air died. Totally died. We got a brand new system yesterday, and it's amazing.
Our whole house used to vibrate when the air came on. No more. This system is like stealth air conditioning. You'd never know it's running, except that you feel refreshingly cool and comfy and sweat-free. That's really important because where we live it's been in the mid-80s much of December.
One birthday celebration down. Most of our 300+ Christmas cards sent. Most presents ordered and shipped. I think I can. I think I can. I think I can.