Friday, December 05, 2008

Christmas Letter 2008

Dear Friends and Family,

One of the joys of this time of year is looking back on all the blessings God has provided throughout the past year. We were able to go on three trips this year and they standout as times of fun, so I will share them with you.

In late February, we packed up and headed north. First, we drove to Louisville, KY and had dinner with John’s Cousin Richard at his house. The next day, we drove to the Creation Museum in Petersburg, KY. Bobby (10) enjoyed seeing the “Men in White” movie and Sarah (13) really liked the life-sized section of “Noah’s Ark”. We spent the morning there, then drove to Bloomington, IN to spend the weekend visiting with family and going to Matthew and Emily Crum’s wedding. Jeffrey (6) says his favorite memory of that trip was getting to eat a Subway sandwich. John and the children even got to go sledding in the snow – a special treat for children growing up in South Carolina!

In May, we took a day trip to Charleston and went to The Patriot’s Point Museum. Trey (11) especially enjoyed seeing the planes and going on the flight simulator. Before driving home, we went to beach and played in the waves. Rebekah (1) discovered sand doesn’t taste as good as it looks.

In November, we were off to another wedding - Charlie and Katelynn Cahoon's. This one was in Williamsburg, VA. John’s sister-in-law, Sandi, arraigned for us to stay at Wyndham Governor’s Green. It was so luxurious; the children didn’t want to leave. William (7) said that was the best part of the trip, but I think getting to go swimming with his cousins in the resort’s pool was also special. Before the wedding, we were able to walk through part of Colonial Williamsburg. After the wedding, we all had fun dancing at the reception!

When we are not travelling, you can find us most days at home. We might be doing school work or chores or we might be playing in the backyard or watching a movie. Whatever we’re doing, you are welcome to join us. You might want to call first though, or you may catch me in my pj’s!

May your family be blessed this coming year with an ever deepening and an ever awe-inspiring relationship with Our Creator and Savior!

Merry Christmas!

The Moirs

Thursday, December 04, 2008

What My Children are Thankful For

During the week before Thanksgiving, I had each of the children write out what they were thankful for. Here is what they wrote.

This is what Jeffrey dictated to me:

I am thankful for Mommy, Becky, Daddy, and Sarah.

This is what William wrote:

I am thankful for pasta because it is good for you and it tastes good. I like TV and computer and God because if He was not here we would be dust. I am thankful for all my friends and I am thankful for my family, especially Daddy because he loves me too. I love paper games because they are fun.

And here is what Bobby wrote:

I am thankful for my Mom and my Dad and my Heroclix and the television and the computer and my brothers and my racecar. Oh, and my sisters.

Here is what Trey wrote:

I am Thankful For....

Mom because she cares so much because sometimes you just need some help. Dad takes me where I want to go. My siblings are fun to play with. Toys and books don't compare to my imagination. Can't forget the baby - she's the youngest one.

And Sarah wrote this:

There are so many things I am thankful for. Here are just some of them.

I am thankful for my house. It is not very big, but we really have more space than we need. Our house has a good, solid roof that doesn't leak. Our house also has air-conditioning and heat.

My favorite room in the whole house is my room. That is another thing I am thankful for. Lately, I have been pretending my room is my house. I have been trying to keep it clean, and I have been taking care of my "children" - my sister and my doll. I'm thankful for them, too! My sister is cute and she makes me laugh everyday. And I am thankful for Ruthie, my doll, too. If it weren't for her, I probably wouldn't have gone to Atlanta with my mom, and that was so much fun!

There are many, many more things I am thankful for. But these are just some of them.