Meg's Memo

. . .writings from Wilmington.

Thursday, January 3, 2019

Employee of the YEAR





We are so proud of Jake and all of his hard work. Today he won Support Employee of the Year! Of course we had to celebrate at home too. The kids were so excited when I told them.  They helped make and decorate the cake and made cards.


Tuesday, January 1, 2019

New Year's Day 2019








It was a gorgeous New Year's Day here in Wilmington. We worked around the house this morning: put Christmas decor away until next year, caught up on laundry from our trip, restocked the fridge and cleaned up the yard. This afternoon we headed to play at the beach. 

Monday, December 31, 2018

New Year's Eve 2018

Again this year we continued our tradition of a New Year's Eve waffle party.  However, we didn't invite friends since we weren't sure what time we'd get home from our trip to Georgia. We did sparklers this year and that was really fun!


LOVE this guy.

Happy New Year's

A Weekend in Georgia

Friday morning we headed to Statesboro, Georgia for a weekend with Jonathan, Emily & Blake. We hadn't seen them since our adoption party. How does that happen? We had such a great time catching up, playing, walking Blizzard, and cousins bonding.

Notre Dame played in the Cotton Bowl on Saturday. Unfortunately they lost.

Sunday was Emily's 38th Birthday so we celebrated! Saturday, during naps, Em & I went and got pedicures without kids. It was so nice to have uninterrupted time to catch up. Sunday after church we went out for lunch to celebrate.

 We tried to get a picture of all the kids but didn't quite succeed....


 ...better luck next time.

Tuesday, December 25, 2018

Christmas Day 2018

There is something magical and very exciting celebrating Christmas with your kids.  Our kids were so excited and they were up EARLY.  We started reading the Christmas story, out of Luke 2, at 6:51am. We did make them wait, so we could start the coffee, before we started reading the Christmas story.

Christmas jammies in front of the Christmas tree.




A couple of Saturday's ago we split up and took the kids Christmas shopping.  Jake took Ella & Benny and I had Lily & Wren. The kids were supposed to buy their sibling's presents.  The weekend after the kids were asking me about getting Daddy a present and they had Jake take them to get me a gift.  Doesn't it seem like a parenting WIN when your kids remember others, and not just themselves, at Christmas time?!  Back to shopping for Daddy; Lily and Ella had a great idea - zip up jammies for daddy! 

Daddy was even a good sport and put them on for a picture with the kids.


After presents we enjoyed a nice big breakfast together.


We played outside in the morning and again in the afternoon,

Ella helped make the apple pie for Christmas dessert.  She did the pie crust all by herself.

We enjoyed our Christmas dinner - turkey, cornbread stuffing,  mashed potatoes, fresh green beans, corn, and crescent rolls.

Merry Christmas! Hope each of you had a wonderful Christmas with lots of family time and celebrating our Savior's birth.

Monday, December 24, 2018

Christmas Eve 2018

We enjoyed a day filled with family time on Christmas Eve.  Once again, the kids opened the Christmas Eve box. The contents included: Christmas jammies for all the kids, a new book called kingdom parables, and supplies for making our Christmas trees. We opened the box mid-morning so the kids could have lots of time to make their trees and lots of time to burn off any sugar they sampled.





We were also blessed with a gorgeous day so while Jake worked on painting his 1973 VW Bus, we played outside in the sunshine.  



That evening, we joined our friends for their family Christmas Eve tradition of dinner at Pizza Hut. These sweet friends head back to Africa in just a couple of days and we are soaking up any extra time we can spend together.


Sunday, December 23, 2018

Merry Christmas from the Flaming's