Having kids so close in age can be exhausting, but to watch them play together and grow so close is the very reason we had in mind, its warms our hearts to see them become the very best of friends.
Jake will soon be transferring from the fertilizer sales division of Koch Ind. to become a barge trader. He is excited for the new opportunities and challenges ahead. (Nancy is excited that it means less travel!)
Nancy is so happy to have a nice new YMCA so close because there are tons of activities for the kids, plus a play zone for the kids so she can have an hour to herself and her ipod! As a kid, she struggled to write those "When I grow up I want to be a..." class assignments because all she could ever think of was being a mother able to stay at home with her children. Time sure flies, with one child in school already, soon there will be no more reason to stay home (unless they improve daytime tv and bon bons - haha!) So with these fleeting moments of small children, Nancy tries to relish every moment - and take a picture of everything!
We hope all is well in your families. And please enjoy our make shift Nativity...
Luke 2:7 "And she brought forth her first born son,and wrapped him in swaddling clothes,
and laid him in a manager; because there was no room for him in the inn." I hope we all have room in our hearts now and in the new year for the Savior. Love to all and Merry Christmas, from the Niederers.
(Jenna is suppose to be a sheppard...the candy can is her staff. Be sure to notice the cattle that are "lowing". ;)