Monday, December 30, 2013

Arnold - Year In Review!

1-  Retirement!  Scott put in his retirement papers for the Sheriff’s office.  He is now officially in the drop program which means that on paper he is officially retired but able to work five more years to help earn money that will be applied to his state funded retirement.

2-  Surgery!  Scott had bicep surgery for a tear that occurred while in training.  He is doing well. 


(Actually, I'm still going)

3- Weight Loss!  With the supernatural power of the holy spirit Mary lost 30#’s.  The Lord used a program to tame her flesh while HE fuel her heart with HIS perfect love.

4- Forever Friends!  It was such a HUGE blessing to connect with the McKinnon's in Seattle this past September.  Oh how we love them!  

5- Alaska!  Scott and Mary celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary by taking a 7-day Alaskan cruise.

6-  Speaking Events!  Mary and her friend Lynn had fun speaking at homeschooling conferences in Orlando, Naples, Tampa, and two in St.Petersburg

7- Graduation!  Colton completed his journey with Classical Conversations and will be graduating in May!

 8- Challenge A!  Seth moved into the Challenge program at Classical Conversations.  He is learning so much.  The skill sets they are working on are:

a) Research
b) Comparing and contrasting information
c) Learning how to argue out thoughts respectfully and for the purpose of growing in understanding

9- Foundations & Essentials!  Jacob continues to thrive in both the morning and afternoon programs at Classical Conversations!

10- Football!  Seth and Jacob both enjoyed playing flag football this fall.

11- Girlfriend!  Brandon has met a wonderful, sweet young woman named Julia.  We love her.

12- Emma!  We added a new family member.  She is the princess and longs to sit around and be pampered. 

13-  Ronnie!  On a sad note, we had unspeakable sadness this year as we lost my soon-to-be brother-in-law.  Please pray for my sister Brandy and nephew Joshua.  We love them so much. 

My verse for 2013

"Not by might, nor by power, but by MY SPIRIT says the Lord"  Zechariah 4:6


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