Friday, December 26, 2014

Christmas Eve Fun!

So. the day that is very slow and relaxed in our house, for just a bit.
Susan arrived late last night, and everyone is anxious to get together.
But first, I need to wake up.
Christmas Eve, was so much fun.  The girls have gotten very involved in church.  They had MANY jobs in the Family Service.  My (our) hearts were bursting the whole time. 
Here are a few highlights from the service.

we were in charge of lighting the advent wreath.  well. actually Anne and Adam.  Kate and I had to turn the wreath.

SHEW! Nothing burned down!

dollies dancing to Joy to the World.

they were so precious


getting ready to sing....

my favorite part of Christmas at this exact moment!
Then....we headed to Adam's parents for the annual Christmas Eve events.
Always so fun.

Chef hats from Aunt Stacey A HUGE HIT! :)

Bon Appetite!

traditional reading of Twas The Night Before Christmas
~Chat Soon!

Monday, December 22, 2014

christmas carols...

we had a busy week of Christmas music events.
 Monday was the annual school advent service.  always a treat.  hot, crowded, and lengthy, but I loved every second.  the girls were super cute.  I could only see anne from where I was seated, but I know kate was cute too. ;)



all fancy for the advent service

Saturday was our traditional trip to the symphony for the holiday concert.  A BLAST.  I took my camera, but forgot the memory card-duh.

Sunday-the yearly Christmas Cantata at church.  The girls sang their hearts out.  It just made my heart swell. So proud of their dedication .

Cantata.  Kate was so sweet and sincere

She loves to sing!

the whole shebang

They just love the cantata as do we.  The teacher is amazing and the talent oozes from all of them

~chat soon!

Thursday, December 18, 2014

amazon isn't a rainforest anymore....

i just laughed out loud when I read what I typed as the title....
but it's true.
it is my new best friend/shopping support this Christmas season.
since Thanksgiving, I think I *MAY* have gone into two stores to actually 'shop'. 
it's been awesome.
I will admit-I lose track of myself a bit, and may or may not need to return a couple impulse buys, but other then that....I LOVE the sound of the u.p.s. truck roaring down our street!

Sunday, December 14, 2014


on thanksgiving, aaron, adam's brother suggested we go to see santa the next day.  he arrives via helicopter.  I was hestitant.  then dreamed about the copter crashing.
we went anyway. and guess what?  we survived and had an awesome time!
I just love santa....


who knew....he was ate at the same place we did!

santa said....wait a minute! I saw you both already....giggles all around!

~chat soon!

Saturday, December 13, 2014

December is HERE!

December is here and we have been having fun. 
Santa has been spotted.
A Santa imposter has showed up for dinner....
we have been trying to go slow and enjoy this wonderful season. 

this picture makes me bust a gut!

chat soon!