Tuesday, January 07, 2014


It's been quite a long time since I've blogged! Forgive me. Between two toddlers, balancing work, volunteering, etc. and then lots of holiday travel we just have been busy!

2013 has been an awesome year for our family.

We took our first vacation to the beach - just the four of us and found an amazing new SPOT! Folly Beach was fantastic, and we hope to spend many vacations in and near the Charleston area exploring.

Christopher accepted a new job!  He is loving learning new things, and being part of a new team. God has blessed us with this opportunity!

Emily was able to reduce her hours and is home on Fridays with the kids! I love, love, love this. Who knew that one day a week off could produce such a drastic change. I feel so blessed to be able to do this.

We've been searching for a new house, watching the market, and setting goals for our growing family.

We traveled to Chicago, out of Nashville with my mom - Emily's first time really traveling alone with the twins and it went so well!  Dad joined us later that week, and we had a fantastic Christmas eve Betz celebration.

We flew back to Nashville and headed to L'burg to celebrate with the Miller family.  Another great family Christmas.

We've decided next year we will be staying home at Christmas, as we need a break and want to start some family traditions for our own little family.  We'd like to wake up in our home on Christmas day, for the sake of the twins and create a little magic:)

We had lots of firsts with the twins - walking, words, running, sitting at a table on big kid chairs, using silverware, laughing, marching, and dancing.  Every moment's been so magical.  I've absolutely loved the 18 month age and while we have had our first tantrums we are all learning and growing so much together.

Thank you Lord for a very fruitful, healthy, and great 2013.  We are looking forward to 2014!