We have so much to be grateful for this year. Christian has literally found his dream job (aside from being a river guide, of course). His new job as an administrator of a skilled nursing facility has brought us to the heart of Texas. We're feeling right at home now in Bell County (yes, that's the real name of the county). We're in the process of building a home down the street from Belton Lake.
This year has been one of changes for me as well. I am in Young Womens at church, serving in the PTA, and just recently got certified to teach a weightlifting class at a local gym. All this, in addition to building a home makes me a very busy lady. I'm making lot of great friends here and loving central Texas!
Oliver started Kindergarten in August and is liking it so far, other than that the "it takes too long to go home." He is so smart and so social. He has already made so many friends and is quickly learning to read. He loves his teacher and is still asking lots and lots of questions. Oliver loves to share and is so protective of his little sisters. He's a little light in our home.
Amelia is always the life of the party- whether she's at home, at school, or at a friend's house. She loves to sing and dance and does them without any inhibition. She's our future "American Idol" (not that that's something to strive for). She is happy about 99.99% of the time and brings so much joy in to our home.
Eloise made a late arrival (literally) this last January. She is the sweetest, smiliest baby. While she was pretty mellow for the first 11 months of her life, she's discovered her untapped energy and is now turning in to a squirmy little crawler, climber, and screamer. She reminds us constantly of how precious and special it is to have a little baby, a gift from God, in our home.
We are most grateful this year for the Savior and His gospel, and the hope and peace it brings us. We are constantly amazed at the mercy He shows and the blessings that just keep coming. We wish you all a very Merry Christmas and hope this season brings you "glad tidings of great joy."
Love to you all,
Christian, Rebecca, Oliver, Amelia, and Eloise Bell
December 24, 2012
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September 11, 2012
A while ago my Father-in-law, Greg, was talking to Christian and said something to the effect of, "Christ should be your audience. When you behave as if Christ is your only audience, your life will become better." (This is second-hand from what Christian told me so it went something like that.) Anyway, this really struck me, and I have been thinking about it a lot since then. So, yesterday I was on facebook and I kept seeing this talk come up- a devotional by Jeffrey R. Holland. At first, I kind of waved it off, but then I saw it again and again so I decided to listen to it. It just really helped me to better understand how we can make Christ our audience, especially in our world today. When you have a minute, I would encourage you to take the time to listen. It's worth it.
It can be found HERE.
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September 10, 2012
August was SOOO busy- just the way I like it.:) After the Crofts' visit, we started making preparations for school, which began with us putting money down on a property and getting Oliver enrolled in that school. Oliver also celebrated his 6th birthday and a few days later, started Kindergarten.
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|Even mom's like to have a little fun! Oliver, Amelia, me, and Kate.|
Kate was an old pro out there and wasn't scared in the least. Here she is with Oliver, Amelia, and Taylor.
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July 14, 2012
In no particular order (because I can't figure out blogger right now and I'm too lazy) here's a little catch-up. We've had a really fun and very busy month or so here in TX. We've made 2 trips up to Dallas- the first for our anniversary and the second for Kate's baptism. My parents came to town to visit over the 4th. We've been swimming a ton and made some great friends here already. We still really like it here and the heat and humidity haven't been as bad as we thought they might be come July. Oliver and Amelia just finished swim lessons and did so good. Eloise is still the sweetest, most content baby around. I think that's it for now, but hopefully my posts will get a little more regular from here on out:).
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