What have we been up to so far in 2015? Fencing tournaments (Tim), snow shoveling (Jason), and writing (Carla). Tim successfully competed in his first two fencing tournaments and we had a blast watching him. He has landed in the middle of the pack both times, but since he has only been fencing since last summer that is pretty impressive. The first tournament was a doozy! The Capitol Clash was held at the Gaylord Convention Center in National Harbor, MD and it was the largest youth tournament in the country. Over a thousand fencers came from all over the U.S. (and even a few internationally) to compete and it was, without a doubt, an exciting way to be introduced to the sport. The next tournament was the polar opposite - in the basement of a run down Knights of Columbus building north of Baltimore with 12 competitors! Speaking of polar... It may not have been a polar vortex, but we've had just about enough of the snow at this point. With 8+ inches of the white stuff falling the first week of March, we are more than a little giddy to see the forecast with 50's and 60's showing up! Jason has shoveled our car out more times than he would like to remember this winter, but spring and summer should be especially sweet this year. Speaking of sweet... Carla has a sweet opportunity to speak at a women's retreat in Nashville in April and she has been studying and writing every spare moment in preparation. It will be a fun weekend of meeting new people and connecting with some old friends and she can't wait. We'd love to hear what you, our friends and family, have been up to these past couple of months and how we can be praying for you in 2015. Drop us a line sometime!