Seven years old!!

We officially have a seven year old in our house!  Am I old enough for that, haha?

This year, I asked for suggestions on Facebook about what people do for birthday parties. I used to go all out with a party every year for every kid, but I realized this year with moving to NYC (everything is so expensive!, it is hard to find indoor places for the winter that are big enough, and our apartment wouldn’t hold a lot of people), that we had to change the way we did things.  So, after seeking many, many suggestions and talking to Ed about it, we decided the following:

The kids will get big parties at years 5, 10, and 16, but the other years they will get to choose what dinner we have, choose what dessert we eat, and choose a family activity for our family. So, this year Kinsley chose to eat her favorite dinner – pigs in a blanket, mac and cheese, and caesar salad along with a Moana birthday cake. She chose to eat all of this like a picnic on the floor while we watched the movie Moana.  We also made cupcakes and took them to her class for them all to eat. So, thats what we did!

And here is our little one taking selfies at our friends house.

There are so many things I could share, about the great things I love about her and about how she challenges us and causes us to run to Jesus every day.  But, to save you all of those details, just know that we love this little one so very much and our family wouldn’t be the same without her.

There are so many blog posts running in my head right now – how the Lord is moving in ministry here, how I am thankful for how the Lord is moving in our ministry partners’ lives and how he protected one of them from death, how the Lord is moving in my heart and drawing me closer to Him as I meditate on Christ in preparation for Easter, how we are adjusting to the city, and so much more.  I am hoping I will be able to share some of those before another 10 days have passed….we shall see 🙂

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