|Enjoying Matauri Bay on our 10th wedding anniversay|
|Jay's first Kingfish|
Jon continued on in his job as a secondary music teacher, taking on another day per week & more students. He also volunteered with the ambulance service (St John) and completed a few courses throughout the year to now be at a level of “First Responder.” Playing on the music team at church and renovations on our house has also kept him busy.
I was offered 2 permanent days at the same school as Jon & with my other day continuing on from last year, 3 days of work a week became my routine. I continued to volunteer at Girl Guides, and spent considerable amounts of time on the preparation &administration of the 3 camps we have run this year.
|What was put back into my body!|
Early March saw us in Auckland for over a week as we completed the IVF process. It was an interesting ride – one I wouldn’t care to repeat again. BUT we were over-joyed and very thankful when the results came back not long after to say we were pregnant. The rest of the year then began to fit into the different phases of pregnancy. You can read about the whole journey on my blog at www.roofellin.blogspot.com
|From the same hen??|
We also had a few pets added to our family in the way of 3 chickens (fresh eggs everyday) and 1 crazy kitten/cat.
We also enjoyed spending most Saturdays during the winter watching our nephews play soccer. It is nice to have family so close & be apart of their lives.
|Gabriella Ruth Grace Pirini -- 7lb 11|
|Baby room progress|
We look back over this year with thankfulness & glad to have so many people all over NZ & around the world who we see as family who pray & support us.
God Bless & Merry Xmas to you all