Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Recap of December

December was quite the month! At the very beginning of the month I (Bethany) flew to Seattle for my grandmother's memorial service.

My siblings and I at the memorial service

After the service we went to see her grave site.

2 days after I got home to South Carolina from Seattle, my parents arrived!

Baking Christmas cookies with my boys

Cooking Indian food with my dad and sister

When Uncle Stan arrived, Joshua would not leave his side!

Gingerbread house design

Advent Christmas reading

My brother Stan brought his girlfriend
The whole group

My parents

We are so grateful that we got to see and spend time with both sides of our families this year before heading back to the field for another three year term! Our hearts are full to overflowing and we will carry the joy of these sweet memories into 2015 and through the months that we are missing our families so much.

Thanksgiving with the Fader Tribe

 This Thanksgiving we celebrated with 30 Faders in Michigan. It was a lovely treat to have Eli's parents and his brother Jason and his whole family from Africa for a whole week of fun together.

And there was snow!

We sisters got to catch up on life

Rollerskating fun one afternoon - this was Joshua's 1st time

All the cousins lined up youngest to oldest for a game

Thanksgiving meal

The Patriarchs - 3 Fader brothers