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Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas!


Merry Christmas!!!

We hope 2010 was a great year for your family. It was an incredible year for our family. So many great things happened and we have learned a ton. God taught us so many important biblical principles and the one that has impacted our family the most is for our whole lives to reflect the passions, gifting, and calling that God has given us. We’re excited to live each day focused on our family becoming stronger and more unified and seeing other families do the same. We are a family of 5 now and will add another boy in February 2011. Here’s a glimpse of what’s happened in each family member’s life this past year.

Abigail is our youngest daughter and she is 13 months old. Her name means “her father’s joy” and she has definitely lived up to it. She sleeps, eats, and poops well. She has started standing and becoming mobile. She has a lot of teeth and she’ll eat anything we put in front of her. She has graduated to the 2nd age group at church but regularly gets to go back to the younger age group because the teachers love her so much.

Micah is our middle child and he turned 4 in September. We love to listen to Micah talk. He has the most sincere voice and puts a lot of thought into each sentence. Micah loves music and has started making up songs for whatever he’s thinking about. We spent a lot of time looking at Christmas lights and Micah sits on the edge of his seat excited about each one. Micah is the most generous and servant child we have. He always thinks of others and how he can help them.

Nathan is our oldest child and this year has been a turning point in his life. He loves calendars and counts down the days till he turns 6 in January. He started playing T-ball. He had a much better time than we anticipated. Nathan is naturally athletic and loves competitions. He’s nickname is Speedy and proves it every time he runs. Recently he has taken an interest in reading and spends a lot of time coloring and looking at books. Nathan has started asking spiritual questions and it’s humbling to see God working in his life.

Nicole has grown tremendously this past year. She’s loving staying at home with the kids and teaching them. She’s gained a lot of influence with other mom’s and families and is able to speak truth into so many people’s lives. She’s involved in several different women’s groups and does an incredible job of blending family, ministry, and teaching the kids. Nicole and the kids are involved in a home school co-op where she teaches P.E.

Tim went through a transition in his job this year. He is still a Youth Pastor at LifeChurch.tv but changed from the Edmond Campus to the OKC Campus just 6 miles down the road. This transition has given him the opportunity to focus more on families and parents. Tim took a counseling class this year and much of what he’s known his whole life became a reality and not a principle that was passed down. Tim ventured into construction and converted half of our garage into a play room and it’s been a great space for our growing family.

There have been some small changes that we’ve made that have made a huge difference in our family. We eliminated cable TV and that showed us how much time we have as a family. We began reading more to the kids and learned that they really can sit still and listen. We began serving others with our kids and found out that they can do more than we expected. God gave us boldness with our family vision and that has opened the door to teach and inspire others.

To keep up with our family throughout the year you can check out these blogs.
www.nicoleknox.blogspot.com
www.growingalegacy.com

We hope that 2011 is a great year for you and your family.

Love,

The Knox Family




Wednesday, December 15, 2010

9 Years Ago Today....

It was the best day of my life when I became Mrs. Tim Knox.


Sunday, December 12, 2010

Tacky Christmas sweater

At LifeGroup tonight we had our Christmas party and had a contest who could wear the tackiest Christmas sweaters. Tim and I won!!!! We are so blessed to be in our LifeGroup. We have been meeting for 6 years and they have become family to us.


Thursday, December 9, 2010

Fun in December

We have really enjoyed our time as a family this month. We started the month serving at the church putting up Christmas stuff. I love that the boys are learning to serve at a young age.

We made a Christmas count down calender. The boys get to take off a chocolate every day till Christmas morning.


Christmas BINGO is huge in the Knox house.
We made Peppermint Bark.
Abigail loves to watch.

We love reading The Legend of the Candy Cane.
The boys had a blast making a gingerbread house.


One of our favorite things to do is look at Christmas Lights in our PJ's.

















Sunday, December 5, 2010

Menu Planning 12/5-12/11

I started Menu Planning for our family a few months ago and it has been a wonderful thing for the Knox house. Every Saturday I sit down and write out what we will be eating for the week. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and Snacks) I also write down what I need from the store off of my Menu that I just made. We are saving $100's by not going out to eat all the time and not buying things we don't need at the store.

Every week we have the same thing for Breakfast (this helps with not coming up with something new) Also, every day for snack they have 3 choices yogurt, fruit, or crackers. For lunch we eat a lot of what I made for dinner the night before. The boys LOVE the Menu because they like to know whats going on=)

Sunday-
B-Homemade Bread
L-Eat at church
D-Sandwich
S-Yogurt

Monday-
B-Oatmeal
L-Hot dogs
D-Chicken Noddle Soup
S-Fruit

Tuesday-
B-French Toast
L-Chicken Noddle Soup
D- Chicken Broccoli Casserole
S- Crackers

Wednesday-
B-Biscuits/Gravy/Eggs
L-Chicken Broccoli Casserole
D- Eat at the church
S-Yogurt

Thursday-
B-Cinnamon Rolls
L-Lunchables
D-Chicken Fettucini
S-Fruit

Friday-
B-Bacon, Egg, Cheese Sandwich or Pancakes
L-Go Out
D-Shepherds Pie
S-Crackers

Saturday-
B-Go Out
L-Shepherds Pie
D-Pizza
S-Yogurt

What are things you do to save your family money?

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Growing a Legacy

My sweet husband Tim is starting a blog called growingalegacy.com

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Family Vacation November 2010

We had a wonderful family vacation at our friends lake house and Great Wolf Lodge in Kansas City. We love to get away and spend time as a family. These are a few of the things we did.
Skipped rocks on the lake
Made yummy food
Played card games
Great Wolf Lodge is so much fun!
Story Time

Eating out

Play games
Indoor Water Park!!!!!!!!


Abigail was getting tired

Nathan 5, Micah 4, Abigail 1, Mommy 27 weeks pregnant with baby #4. So blessed!!!


Bowling was a lot of fun.


T-REX was a fun place to eat

Ending our time with wonderful dessert.


























Abigail is ONE!!!

Abigail turned ONE on November 12th. The whole family made her a tutu and her first cake. We are all so in love with sweet Abigail.














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