11 June 2012

What an exciting last 6 months for the Sidwell home! We really have hit the ground running; on 04 December 2011, I was challenged by my Pastor - well, really by God through my Pastor! - to pray daily for two specific miracles, one being financial and one being family-oriented. What a journey it has been! God has lead my husband to a new full-time career in manufacturing for a local tech company while continuing his construction business on the side. We have paid off over $20,000 in debt in the last 6 months and are right on track for being debt-free in December of this year! I am a new aunt - my nephew, Ezekiel (Zeke) Dekker, was born on January 27, 2012 and he is truly amazing! Check out this 4-month pic! This summer will be a whirlwind; Brendan will be a 6th grader in the fall and is super-ready to be in middle school - it's going to be a great fit for him. Summer School and Agility Camp for fall Football season fills his days. Lauryl will be in 8th grade this coming year and has her first 'real' job this summer; she is working at Northridge Horse Farm in the stables with some really beautiful horses, and getting a taste of farm life! Aubry will be our lone ranger at Renner as a 4th grader in the Fall. She and I are cooking and baking up a storm this summer, and she has made several new neighborhood friends lately that are keeping her bunk bed full on sleepover nights :) We are a truly blessed family and are looking forward to continued miracles!