Since y’all enjoyed random life so much the last time, I thought I’d share more again in the same style. After meeting intense deadlines, I’m enjoying a slower pace before the books arrive from the printer. I can’t wait to see them shipping out! Your response to the book has been top notch. Sunflower’s Christmas Miracle also makes a perfect gift. I’ve noticed some of you ordering two or more copies!
We’re very blessed. Life is full, and I want to give you a peek into the last month.
Speaking of intense, Mary pulled off ten illustrations and a beautiful book cover in two weeks. Coffee was a must!
Anna Marie and children made sugar cookies with the words Moody Family the day I sent the book to the copyeditor.
I really wanted my picture to look Christmasy for the book release, so I hunted for an evergreen tree in town and found one. Mary was kind to take the pictures. Doing a test photo here!
The girls finished the OCC shoeboxes the pickup week with Christopher’s kids.
Joseph’s spent many hours working at John’s house: everything from electrical to painting.
Liz and Chelsy came to visit one weekend.
A celebration run after the book went to the copyeditor (Anna was traveling, so she couldn’t join us)
Anna’s been working on meatballs for the rehearsal dinner.
She’s cooking them in her smoker, and let me tell you. The meatballs are out of this world incredible!
We’re doing something a little different for the extended family’s Christmas this year, and Jesse + Mary were working out the details one Sunday evening.
One night, the doorbell rang. Look at the adorable scene that greeted us. The little kids recited part of Luke 2 and then sang for us. Super special.
The guys enjoyed a brothers’ and dad night out before John’s wedding.
We girls enjoyed chocolate-mint frozen drinks and games.
“Whoso is wise, and will observe these things,
even they shall understand the lovingkindness of the Lord.”
(Can you tell Psalm 107 is one of my favorite Psalms?!)