I was scrolling through this year’s photos this morning and wanted to share a few good ones:
Cecily is my world traveler. She is so interested in all things cultural and geographic! She has asked for a world map to hang on her wall for Christmas. She took a missions trip to Honduras in 2011, and her trip to Alaska with her Dad this summer only served to whet her appetite. She announced recently that she thinks she might like to go to college in England, and is trying to finish her high school curriculum by the end of her Sophomore year so she can go all the sooner. She currently studies French and Chinese, and was disappointed that I wouldn’t let her take up Arabic, Gaelic, and Swedish at the same time. “One at a time,” I told her. She can study as many as she wants simultaneously, but she can only begin a new language one at a time. As second semester approaches, I expect she’ll ask to add one of the others!
Perhaps Cecily gets her love of travel from her Dad. I do love to travel, but Jesse even more so. He has longed to return to Alaska since he worked there twenty years ago. Jess wants to see the United States and Mexico, Central America, and parts of Europe. And he probably will.
We recently took our annual family photo to send along with our Christmas cards. When we were all done with the pretty smiles we did a goofy face. I posted it on my personal facebook page and got tons of likes and comments (actually they’re still coming a week later). I was kind of surprised that it was such a hit. We almost always take “goofy” pictures after we take our serious poses. This was after the Mark Mellon Triathlon in July. Just being our usual goofy selves! I love having fun with my family!