Year in review

Well, it’s here, the last day of 2015.  And what a year it’s been.

Here’s some highlights of 2015 for the Burns family:

JANUARY: Moved my dad from Minnesota to Wisconsin

FEBRUARY: Dan received a call from St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Osseo, MN, which he later accepted.

MARCH: Most of the month was spent decluttering, packing, and driving back and forth to MN.  We found a rental house, and I got a job at Target.

APRIL: Many goodbyes were said, as we moved to our new home in Anoka, Minnesota.  The kids began school and I settled into my new job at Target.

MAY: We celebrated my Dad’s 82nd birthday with him at his nursing home.  Lots of friends and family joined us for a wonderful day.

JUNE: The kids finished school, and we began a beautiful summer enjoying our favorite summer spot–the local swimming pond.

JULY: Celebrated the 4th of July with Dan’s family.  Dan and Ethan worked the Boy Scout ice cream booth at the Anoka County Fair–the same booth Dan worked in at Ethan’s age.

AUGUST: Spent a fun weekend with Pam  and soaked in the last days of summer at the Minnesota State Fair with dear friends.

SEPTEMBER: Celebrated Emma’s 8th birthday with cousin Abigail.  Highlight was lunch at the American Girl CafĂ©!

OCTOBER: Said goodbye to my Dad on October 4th.  Mixed in some happiness with my niece Laura’s wedding the following weekend.

NOVEMBER: Began my first holiday retail adventure at Target on Thanksgiving night!

DECEMBER: Celebrated the Lord’s Birth with family and friends.  We really enjoyed being close to family again to join in on all the fun.

And now, here I am, on New Year’s Eve (the mother of a new teenager, by the way) thinking back on the year and counting my blessings.  There has definitely been sadness, and I miss my dad each and every day.  The year was a challenge, especially with all the moving.  But looking back, I can’t help but see how richly blessed my family and I am.  I pray that 2016 is as blessed as 2015 has been.




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