As this year winds down I was taking time to review all we accomplished, experienced or celebrated.
Our year began with a determination to clean up and clear out to simplify and organize our lives. I began by organizing the garage with all the Christmas boxes finding a new storage area. Then cupboards and closets were cleaned and decluttered. Progress was stalled when Kevin had to redo the kitchen flooring due to a water leak that started behind the refrigerator.
We decided to join in A Bushel & A Pecks blog Spring Cleaning challenge, and continued to clear out the last of our consumer debt which we did late Spring with our final truck payment.
Birthdays and Anniversaries were celebrated. Amber and Eddies 1st Anniversary and Kevin and my 29th. The girls both made a lot of progress in their homeschooling, with big bro Cameron helping.
Our garden and greenhouse projects were quite successful and even now still provide us with fresh tomatoes, bell peppers, herbs and greens.
Projects were a big part of cleaning up and clearing out our "to do" list. A new roof over the back room addition. Repainting the house and barn from yellow to olive green. I did a complete makeover of the kid's and my bathrooms. Then Cameron and Kevin also stucco'd and put up guttering on the back room addition.
Travel was a part of the schedule for Amber and Eddie who began the year by going to Israel, then a couple months later to Vancouver, Washington. Kevin and Cameron did some travelling too, to check out our new house in Florida and begin removing the ugly wallpaper and a few other things in preperation for our eventual move there.
It's been a busy year and this next one will probably be too as we finish up here in anticipation of our Spring move to Florida. Stay posted for our upcoming adventures.