Our second son, Calvin James Sims, was born (February 3rd).
We went on our fourth biannual-ish Oregon Coast trip with Hillary’s whole family.
We saw Marc’s dad (Jerry) get married.
Jack had his first trip to the ER.
Learned (sort-of?) how to be the parents of a toddler and a baby.
Marc injured his shoulder and had to have surgery to repair a torn labrum.
Marc attended a 9Marks Weekender conference in Washington DC.
The congregation at Quinault Baptist Church in Kennewick, WA officially voted to call Marc as their new preaching pastor/elder.
Jack began a mommy run “preschool” with three of his friends. Jack knows his alphabet, most of their phonetic sounds (and can even sound out a few words in books!), and numbers 1-10. This year he has begun memorizing answers to catechism questions and Bible verses.
Calvin is working on winning the prize for easiest baby in the world. He is rarely unhappy, LOVES mom, cuddling, and (usually) is an easy napper.
We finished seminary! Marc graduated with his Master’s of Divinity from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.
We said many sad goodbyes to our wonderful church in Louisville, Immanuel Baptist Church.
We moved across the country, back to the beautiful Pacific Northwest! Marc preached his first sermon at Quinault as one of their pastors on December 29th.
We decided to build a multi-generational home with Hillary’s parents in Kennewick.
We saw display after display of the Lord’s kindness to us. Every year we feel like we are being stretched and pushed further than the previous one, but each year the Lord meets us where we are at and gives us what we need. His grace really is sufficient.