2018 Year in Review

2018 was a big year for the Sims! This year we…

  • Saw our son grow out of being a baby and into being a toddler/little boy (he now knows all his ABC’s!)
  • Enjoyed another year as members at our wonderful church, Immanuel Baptist
  • Officially passed over the “halfway point” of seminary being finished
  • Found out we are expecting another little boy in February 2019!
  • Explored Louisville and the surrounding area much more with an adventurous toddler on our hands
  • Marc got to attend the Together For the Gospel conference
  • Hillary got to go away on a girls trip to Denver with old friends from Nebraska (while Marc watched Jack and fed him slurpees and candy)
  • We visited Washington three times, once to welcome Marc’s newest little niece into the world!
  • Celebrated six years of marriage by driving to North Carolina to hike around the Smoky Mountains and explore Asheville.

The year has been sweet. There have been times of trying, difficulty, and stretching; times where we have felt like we are being pushed beyond our limits in every way, but every time the Lord’s grace has sustained us–usually not through removing the difficulty, but teaching us to fight for joy in the midst of it all. God has been so kind, so generous, and so patient with us, despite our persistent foolishness. It’s all grace. Praise God for Jesus!

We look forward to our 2019 with hearts that are eager to grow even more, to experience the Lord in fresh ways, for our family to grow from three to four, and for us to finish school and return to the beautiful PNW!

IMG_9004
January 2018
IMG_9626
Hiking at Jefferson Memorial Park
IMG_9750
Jack’s first encounter with snow!

IMG_2633

IMG_2638
T4G
IMG_0065
The first day of Summer
IMG_2678
Jack’s best friend, Addi
IMG_2562
Hillary’s girl trip to Denver

IMG_0009

IMG_0524
Visiting cousins in WA
IMG_0052
Jack’s favorite dessert, Steel City Pops
IMG_0850
Jack’s first baseball game!
39200172_10215384469339527_4754176794037321728_n
Me and Jack on my first day of… 19th(?) grade
IMG_0093
Hillary and I away for our anniversary, hiking in the Smoky Mountaints

IMG_0100

IMG_0126
Final day of the splash pad
IMG_0113
Fall festival at Southern

IMG_0107IMG_0131IMG_0138

IMG_4344
Jack about to burst open the pinata for the gender reveal of our next baby. It’s a boy!
A69ED150-B8C2-43D1-A40C-A5179D8FD2B5
Jack as a tractor for Halloween
IMG_0204
Trunk-or-treat
29A3F76F-A1B8-4CB2-A9E8-5586DA9888A7
Bernheim Forest in November
F3FB97EE-9A29-4C82-B804-14E9D4E9A424
Christmas Celebration at Southeast

IMG_0269

4781513A-2CDC-4913-947F-CCAEA4C80D10
The “stink face”

FullSizeRender

48397452_10158043636573136_5466603008202637312_n
Christmas Eve
Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s