My brother comes in for a visit and we have all six grandkiddos together.
I drive back to Bowling Green to attend my first ever Alumni game. Okay, so I didn't wear red. Sorry!
We spent a lot of February hunkered down in a snow and ice storm.
We take the family to Legoland where we meet up with my parents and brother and family and then spend a few days at Disney with Joni, Bri, Robert, Aunt Danielle and Uncle Matt!
My Dad comes to visit us! He meets us at the farm for a few days and then we drive back to our house in central TN.
I do a small sprint triathlon by myself.
I compete in a triathlon with a friend from the Azores: Molly!
As we get ready to move to a farm, my good friend Stebbs prepares to move from Alabama to Nebraska which means we won't get to see her nearly as much when we get to the farm.
And then it happens. We move to our farm!!!
Cousins Nate and Grace come to visit the farm for a week.
A youth group from Michigan comes to help us for a week on the farm -- such a blessing!
I bond with the geese.
My brother and his girls come visit for a few days.
Veronica visits on the farm. LOVE that girl!
My cousin Ryan and his wife come in for a visit at the farm!
Our little German-born Abigail gets her ears pierced and we go to lunch at a German restaurant for her 4th birthday.
My parents come in for a visit.
Our friends John and Becky come for a visit with their amazing little boys!
We begin raising all kinds of wonderful animals on our farm: geese, ducks, guineas, pigs, sheep, and chickens!
The boys begin piano lessons with a wonderful teacher who comes to her house. And ... I start lessons at well.
We start our first official day of first grade at our house. It is a terrible day and we decide to wait and scrap it until the next day.
Abigail starts ballet -- something she has been asking to do for a long time.
The boys and I head out to Vermont for a visit with Roy and Joan.
Hannah turns two!
I get to spend three night with three of my great friends from my time in Turkey: Angelica, Rana, and Stebbins in our Nation's Capital.
Yes. Hannah. E'nuf said.
We start attending a wonderful homeschool co-op. Abigail is NOT impressed.
Joni comes for a visit!
We host our first ever conference at Bauernhof Kitsteiner. It is a great success!
Uncle Matt and Aunt Danielle join us the conference weekend.
One of the most wonderful moments of my motherhood! A breakthrough as Abigail finally embraces homeschool co-op!
My sister-in-law drives up to visit us on the farm. The six cousins spend their last time together before #7 joins the family in December.
We drive to the highest peak east of the Mississippi together as a family. The last time we were at this spot was on our honeymoon.
Halloween comes and goes, and we spend the day at a local zoo.
Mr. Shane flies over from Germany and spends a week with us on the farm.
We complete the second chicken processing day on our farm. Exausting but very rewarding!
After four months, our first intern, Dan, heads onto new adventures. So long Mr. Dan!
My brother and his wife welcome their 7th grandchild: Riddick William
We take our three olders to see Star Wars in the theatre! A great moment!
Joni comes to visit us!
Sixteen Kitsteiners spend Christmas together -- including all 8 cousins together in one place.