We also enjoyed some time with friends today, and last night, a fabulous Christmas Eve turkey dinner, with just our family. Christmas 2008 has been a very fun season:
We walked in the Christmas parade with John Mark's 4-H Teen club (brrrr, it was cold, but small-town parades are the best!)We had a Christmas concert by the Children's Chorus and Symphony (Philip volunteered for a speaking role; you'll have to take my word that this photo is of him, since we were in the balcony): A nativity play at church (Look- Philip again! He's such a wallflower) Becca taught the kids the songs and led them during the play, and she did such a fabulous job! Those are some pretty bored-looking sheep, are they not? But they were good sheep, and that's what was important.
And last Thursday night, we had the Christmas piano recital and dinner. All the kids performed, and John Mark and I played a cute arrangement of "Frosty the Snowman" as a duet.
I spent a good deal of time driving the older kids to all their social engagements earlier in the month, but John took some vacation over the past few days and the two of us have had some fun, impromptu shopping dates- with some great bargains to boot! And this weekend, Grandma and Grandpa will be in town for even more merriment. We hope that your season has been a merry one too.
Merry Christmas, everyone!