Dear Family and Friends,
Did you know that six chickens produce an insane amount of chicken poop? We sure didn't, but we have discovered that fact, along with many other chicken facts this year. Delainey saved her Christmas and birthday money to buy a chicken coop. We are now proud chicken farmers. Bugger, Rosie, Fluffy, Einey, Meeny, and Miney provide hours of fun for us along with keeping us (and our friends) well supplied with eggs. We miss Big Momma, but decided that we didn't want a rooster as part of our flock. Delainey has become the chicken whisperer...they all seem to enjoy being held and petted by her!
In spite of Delainey breaking her arm at church camp this summer, we were able to take some fun trips in 2016. Delainey went to 4H camp for a weekend in June. Nancy and Delainey went to Camp PYOCA in July for a mission camp. As part of our camp experience, we went to several places to serve others while still enjoying camp activities. Jim and Delainey went to Perryville, AR to Heifer Ranch in October. They went as part of a youth trip and spent the week learning about sustainable farming, world hunger, and how we can be part of the solution.
Jim, Nancy, Shane, Dylan, Delainey, and Princess spent a week in a cabin in Gatlinburg, TN. It was a beautiful week full of creek hiking, hot weather, shopping, and a short trip on the Appalachian Trail. We had to skip the white water rafting due to a little girl's cast, but it was still a wonderful week. We are so happy that we were there this summer and we continue to pray for the area as they deal with the aftermath of the fires. We have been there before and we will definitely be back!
Jim is still working at Tractor Supply. He works hard, but enjoys his free time. He doesn't have nearly enough free time, but likes to spend it with his family. Nancy just had her 24th anniversary at Wal-Mart. She loves her new store and the team there. The best part is that she is able to drive home for lunch!
Shane and Dylan are still living in Indianapolis. They are both working hard and we don't get to visit them nearly enough. Delainey is loving 5th grade. She did riding lessons again and has been swimming as well. One of her highlights was swimming at IU...in the same pool where Lilly King swims. Jim's parents, Kenny and Sharon, moved in our home this month. We are working on the bumps, but will all adjust to a three generation home.
We hope to get out and about more often in 2017. We have one trip planned to Chicago in July with our youth group, but other than that, nothing is definite. If you are in southern Indiana, please come visit. Our house is crowded and loud, but we will always make room for friends and family. We wish you all peace, love, and joy for the upcoming year.
Love you all,
The Predmore family
Next year I will have cards and letters sent out on time....Don't give up on me!