Archive for December, 2019

Christmas Newsletter 2019 & A Special Announcement!

Saturday, December 7th, 2019

What a year! So busy and so blessed.

Ryan, Kristin, Justin (10), Patrick (9), Oliver (6), Melinda (4), Serena (3), and Baby.

We’ve now been living in our new house for just over a year. Since moving in, we have installed the kitchen (Yay!), exterior siding, flooring, doors, garage workshop, and more (house build pics). We are enjoying each milestone as we achieve it. 🙂

At the end of October we moved from our temporary bedrooms on the main floor into our permanent bedrooms on the 2nd floor. And just in time for the arrival of….


Our new Baby Kidd! Introducing John-Michael Knox Kidd, our newest little member. He arrived at 9:00pm on December 14, 2019, weighing 5lbs 5oz and measuring 19 inches long. His first name is taken from his two grandfathers’ names, and his middle name is taken from the great Scottish Reformer, John Knox. We are so thankful for this little Christmas treasure God has given us.

The children are growing and learning as always. Homeschooling is progressing well, and the children are (mostly) enjoying their studies. 😉 Melinda started Kindergarten this year, so that bumps my classroom size up to four students. I’ll admit, teaching four different grades at once plus entertaining a preschooler and growing a baby has been a learning experience for me too! But God is gracious and somehow we manage to push through the chaos and come out alive and thriving.

Time is short as always. The past couple months have been so busy homeschooling, preparing for the baby, and juggling numerous projects. Hopefully we’ll get a little breather soon.

But in the meantime we are so thankful for health and strength, for supportive family, neighbours, and friends, for all our sweet children, and for the upholding hand of God in our lives.

We wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. God bless us, every one!

Kristin for the Kidds