For those who only keep up with us via this blog - so sorry it has been SO long (14 months!) since I posted anything on here. Life was crazy, crazy, crazy for the past 14 months. I think the best way to describe 2013 is that it was a transitional year for us in pretty much every way. We had many ups & downs and lots of changes. I wanted to take one post to just let everyone know what all happened & hopefully I will have time to post on some of these things individually in the coming days. I hope to do better at posting this year.
I won't go in to lots of details on everything that happened since my last post (November 2012) but I do want to say up front that even though it was a difficult year in many ways, God was so faithful to us through all of it, and there were many blessings. I hope to be able to share some of that later.
December 21, 2012 - my mom passed away 3 years & 3 months after being diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer; her funeral was on Christmas Eve
Early January 2013 - we found out we were having another baby
Early March 2013 - John was laid off - something we had known was likely coming but happened sooner than we had thought it might
April 2013 - my dad remarried
June 2013 - someone contacted us wanting to buy our house, which was not on the market
July 2013 - signed a contract on a new house & one to sell our house
August 23, 2013 - closed on our old & new houses and moved the next day
August 29, 2013 - welcomed this beautiful girl to our family:
Abigail Leigh Asbeck - 8lbs 11oz
September 30, 2013 - John started a new job (he had been doing contract work during the previous months)
On top of those major events, Joshua finished kindergarten & started first grade. Timothy continued in Mother's Day Out, and I continued my applique/monogramming business. My sales actually tripled from the previous year - no idea how I managed that while pregnant & moving! We are so thankful for the prayers of so many who knew at least part of what all we were going through.
Needless to say, we are hoping for a less eventful 2014!!