san francisco has had our hearts for 8 Christmases now.
and with each passing year, all 6 of us are blown away at what we get to do and see.
God has invited us, you included, on an adventure to make Him more known
and it's been the most crazy, risky, and rewarding life ever.
full of challenges, of course, yet
in 2017, this is what we've seen...
kavita experiences disneyland for the first time
another year of little league for sam and asher while elijah gives usf junior team a go
asher's art featured at the asian art museum
sam gives commencement speech for his graduating 5th grade class
ben spends time with mentors and fellow pastors through leadership network
i finish my historical fiction manuscript and attend my first writer's conference
i set it aside to pick up another project that God seems to have His hands on
ben turns 40
my mom and i fly together for the first time to encourage ministry wives in hawaii
time at jekyll island where we grew up and got our own rent house
ben and i travel to vienna and romania
elijah flies solo for the first time to see our louisiana family
kavita gives everything to Jesus
lee, lindsey, and kids move back to the bay
our church staff team grows
we celebrate 27 baptisms at epic
sabbatical to london where God spoke and we listened
book deal with revell publishing
neighborhood pizza night
discovering a new refuge to enjoy as a family that's 1.5 hours away
i turn 40
me and ben cherish our 530 time in our chairs with our Bibles and praying together every day
a wedding in aspen
santa rosa/napa fires
enriched reunion in springfield as a family
17 years of marriage
asher hits double digits which means special trip with dad and bro talk
and our eyes are wide open with wonder and expectation for what God will do in 2018.
from our home to yours, merry Christmas and a happy new year,
ben, shauna, elijah, sam, kavita, and asher