December 31, 2018

Reflection on 2018

One of my personal goals of 2018 was to have a baby. In 2017 I had a miscarriage. I felt like the gap between Hannah, Olivia & Paul was so big that we needed one more to complete our family.  Along came George!  He was born at home, as was Paul.
We are now a family of 6.  God is good!
New sweaters from Grammie for the boys!  She gave the girls $ they are harder to buy gifts for...
I ordered a set of four linen napkins from this family owned company in Lithuania:  not PERFECT LINEN. It took 3 weeks to arrive.  I love them, especially the vibrant saffron colour!  I'd like to get more eventually.  Or maybe splurge on a dress (with buttons for nursing) or skirt from them.

My dad passed away three and a half years ago.  It's nice to remember him.  He gave us a set of 12 navy and cream woven cotton cloth napkins.  We use them every single day, they have been washed a lot and are starting to fray.

I got a set of 4 cream-coloured napkins & a beautiful linen tablecloth, about ten years ago from William-Sonoma, it was actually made in Russia.  I haven't used it much lately though.

I want to put it on the table today.  The girls have invited some friends over and we plan to bake bread together.

Hope you have a happy 2019!


elizabeth said...

lots of love... I am glad you got your dream of another child! God bless you all! We still remember your +Dad in our prayers <3

GretchenJoanna said...

Bless you, Martha! I know you think of your father at Christmas -- we trust he is keeping an eye on you all, close in spirit, and enjoying his grandchildren, all four!

What a big year 2018 was for your family... May God make His goodness known in 2019!

Tracy said...

Hi, Martha! NICE to catch up with you here after our post-Christmas travels and celebrations... :))) Hope you are feeling better these days... How lovely to see of George's baptism... and more! LOVE the pic of your kiddos in their matching jammies!! Wishing you all a blessed Christmas and New Year ((HUGS))