Thursday, December 24, 2009

it happened one december...

we went to a switchfoot concert

at DisneyWalk...which gave us our first taste of the sites and sounds of the Christmas season...

then she was a toy soldier with her dance group that performed for senior homes and at Vista Murrieta high school....so fun...






and made a new friend in dance class...



we made lots of homemade hot chocolate and drank it in our Christmas mugs by our partially decorated Christmas tree...



snuck out to eat ice cream by the fire while brother was at basketball practice...


this guy played Bob Crachitt in the Christmas Carol, of which I have photos to prove but they have not been edited by Mr. R.....

went to a lovely Christmas wedding....



Christmas piano recital with this dear friend...



played the violin at a rescue center




....met up with favorite neighborhood friends to see Santa at the big white star






saw the house with the 125,000 lights,

wrote letters to Santa and mailed them off at Macy's for the Make A Wish Foundation,

made chocolate covered pretzels for friends,

cookies for neighbors,

ate lots of candy canes,

decorated gingerbread cookies,

read the pop-up advent calendar each night,

watched Charlie Brown Christmas,

the Grinch,

the Polar Express,

Christmas Carol and

Miracle on 34th Street....

sang Christmas carols (and discussed their theology),
shopped and shopped,
wrapped and wrapped,
oohed and ahhed.....

am I done now?

Merry Christmas!

"In all your ways acknowledge Him"

Prov. 3:6

2 comments:

Bruce said...

I am truly enjoying your style of writing! I am your mom and Mamaw to these three great kids..and,you have shared with me most of the stories....but....I still find such joy in the posted photos and your thoughts from the......
"Rennick Daily"

I Love You, M

edie said...

Oh my---all in one list like that----it's making me tired. My fav is the Switchfoot concert 'cause that's my sons' favorite band. He recently saw them in Asheville. Hope your Christmas was wonderful! (Sounds like it was)
lots of love,
edie