Wednesday, January 1, 2014

2013 Flashback

Well, 2013 is in the history books, and although we're glad to greet the new year, it's fun to look back and see where last year went...since it seemed to go by extremely fast.

So,  Here's the Cliffnotes version of Johnson2013...
January
January 2013 was the last time we were at Starbucks together...The closest bux is quite a ways from where we live.
And, our first 5 missionaries started their Visayan language and culture study in the new program.
February
FINALLY! After 3 1/2 years of taking public transportation...we were able to get a vehicle. It is affectionately known as the "trucklet."
March
We celebrated Easter together...
April
Asia, our young ballerina,  pirouetted her way to a 6-year old ballet birthday party.
May
Four very cute young kiddos wished mommy a Happy Mother's Day!
June
Four...ummm...mustachio'd young kiddos wished daddy a Happy Father's Day
July
Two people who are feeling a bit old wished each other a happy 10th anniversary!
August
Our 24-pound bundle of joy and energy had her Lalaloopsy 3rd birthday.
September
Wow, it's hard to believe we arrived here in September 2009! We celebrated 4 years of life and ministry in the Philippines.
October
Our young superheros Leif & Slater turned 5 years old with a Transformer birthday party.
November
Some Native Americans and Pilgrims showed up for a very nice American Thanksgiving.
December
And, we celebrated our 5th Christmas straight in the Philippines---

2013...you were a very busy year, but a good one. Here's to praying for an awesome 2014 as we head to the States for a year. We have some excited grandparents and relatives and friends over in the US, and we have some extremely excited kiddos over here--ready for a joyful reunion.

Thank you God for a very healthy and productive year---and happy 2014 everybody!

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