A Blessed Life

Bryan, Christy, Ezekiel and Eden Anaya

Author: Christy (page 3 of 27)

2017 Christmas Letter

For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven: Eccle. 3:1

That verse sums up our life the last few years. We’ve been through a few seasons for sure. July 2016 we packed up everything, sold our house and moved to Texas. We did it all on a leap of faith, and it has been such a blessing. Bryan left Microsoft and started working as a Front End Developer at General Motors. GM moved the family down to Texas and it was the easiest but the most stressful move to date. Ezekiel and Eden adjusted quickly to the move and are loving the weather that allows them to play outside and swim every day in the warmer months. I love Texas! The weather here is amazing and I prefer when the temperature is over 90.

Eden turned five this year and has grown into a compassionate and loving lady. We often find her putting others before herself. This year she asked for a specific toy for Christmas because she knew her brother would enjoy playing with it. Eden LOVES to workout! She has watched Bryan and I working out for so many years that she has decided to jump on board. She creates her own workouts and even has her own mini barbell to lift. Eden is also our social butterfly. She loves the new homeschool co-op we attend because she sees it as her chance to socialize and make new friends.

Ezekiel is now seven and is a rough and rugged boy who loves to be silly. He accomplishes anything he puts his mind to and he is very competitive. We usually go for a scooter ride every morning to break up the school day a bit. I have an app that tracks our distance and our speed. Ezekiel is very interested in how much we improved our time each and every time we go out. I usually run while the children ride their scooters. When we round the corner and are in the home stretch Ezekiel rockets into the lead to make sure he always reaches the house first.

Earlier this year, Bryan was recruited by indeed.com and now works as a senior design technologist there. He is enjoying his role at the company and has numerous perks that help him to enjoy his job. Indeed feeds their employees and their guests for free so, the children and I love meeting Bryan at work for lunch. Bryan ran three Spartan obstacle course races. His first race was a 13 mile race in Dallas with 37 obstacles along the way. Then he ran two races while we were in California. The first race was 9 miles and had 27 obstacles. His last race was the shortest at 4 miles with 22 obstacles. He earned the prestigious award of the Spartan trifectas by completing all three races in a calendar year.

I am still a stay at home mom. I homeschool both children while working on my book business. This year I was promoted to Team Leader and I really enjoy the challenge. I am passionate about raising literacy awareness and helping American families bring quality literature into their homes. Ezekiel and I attend Bible Study Fellowship together every Tuesday night. This year we are studying the book of Romans and I love it because Ezekiel studies the same exact material I study but at his own level.

As we go into this new year I’m working on looking forward instead of back. Bryan and I are sure that Texas is exactly where we are supposed to be. We might miss family and friends but we are looking forward to this new season of our lives! We are thankful for every opportunity that He has given us and all the blessings He has bestowed upon us. We know that God has big plans for the Anaya family and we are all super excited to be living for HIM!

Life In Texas!

We have been living in Texas for over a year now and we couldn’t be happier! There’s nothing more satisfying than being exactly where God wants you! God has definitely revealed to us that Texas is our new home [for now] and that he has great things in store for us!

I’m going to slowly try to catch up on posts and add some of the photos we collected over the last year or so. Getting here has definitely been a journey for us! However, I wouldn’t have change anything!


Family Play Time!

The time between dinner and bedtime is family play time! We always have so much fun together!

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Family Fun!

We always have fun when we are together! It was a very nice visit!

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Showering Ginger!

We had a wonderful day showering Ginger with our love and gifts! It was such a fun day and I was so happy that I could be there to celebrate with Ginger!

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Visalia Fun in November!!!

We were finally able to go to Visalia to introduce Eden to the whole family! We always have so much fun there and Ezekiel LOVES playing with his cousins!

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Visit from the grandparents!

Bryan's parents came for a visit for the weekend and we got a couple of cute pictures of them with the children.

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We took our little Tiger (Ezekiel) to the Pumpkin patch party at the church! I think he was the only 2 year old that didn't like to cotton candy!

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Waldport Crabbing

On the way home from our big Eureka adventure we met up with my parents and aunt and uncle in Waldport! I'm not sure how I managed to have only a few pictures from the time we were there. Here are the ones I have of Bryan and Ezekiel crabbing. All the men went out and they caught so many crabs that they had fresh crab one night then I made a ton of crab cakes the next day!

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More Pictures From Eureka!

We had so much fun and did so many things while we were in Eureka! Unfortunately the most hilarious trip (to Hazel's) wasn't documented with photos. However, we will forever remember that crazy trip! Here are some of the precious moments we were able to capture! 🙂

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