I guess we can always be hopeful. Today is December 01. So far we have had one day of snow, if you can call it that. In fact, it has been so warm that my trees are starting to push out buds and two of my lilies were pushing through the ground again. I also continue to have new strawberry growth. Are. You. Kidding. Me. It just doesn't seem like it is winter. Well, not technically, but you know what I mean.
In the meantime, little Miss Thing is keeping my busy as ever. Obviously she likes the filling in oreo cookies....
Usually the day after Thanksgiving we begin our annual Christmas kickoff by going to cut down a tree. The past two years have been so cold and snowy that it was always a quick trip. This year we actually got to enjoy taking our time and even the boys pitched in to try and help Dad cut it down. They quickly discovered that it is a lot harder than it looks! In case you are wondering, this years choice was a beautiful 8ft Fraser Fir!
We took the boys to the Moscow Boys Choir on Sunday, November 29th. Kyle and I saw them almost 11 years ago and it was such a magnificent performance. We have been searching for a city near us to see them again for the last 10 years. This year they performed in Ames and it was a wonderful evening. A few things have changed in that the choir was a little smaller than the previous time and now they only take kids on tours once they have reached the age of 9. We when saw them last they highlighted a 5 year old soloist for "Ave Maria". This year the boy was probably 9 0r 10 but still impressive. If you ever have an opportunity to go see them, or any boys choir for that matter, do it.
Taylor also had his annual music concert for school. We told him that we expected his 4th grade class to sound almost as good as the Moscow Boys Choir. He thought that was pretty funny. Nevertheless, they performed "SchoolHouse Rock" and it was great. I always enjoy going to their concerts because they look like they are having fun, for the most part anyway, and they work so hard!
That about does it for the past two weeks. Well, not even close, but those are those highlights anyway. Life is busy. I am really looking for to this holiday season. I hope you all have a great week.
Me? Well, being Primary President has its rewards and blessings, as well as burdens. I have sharing time this week, trying to get classes situated for the New Year, curriculum changed and updated, door signs, bulletin boards, training, calendar, budget, highlights, Priesthood Preview...etc. Kyle has his work party Wednesday, I fully expect to have all, yes you heard me ALL, of my Christmas shopping done by Saturday, treats baskets, Taylor's birthday, PTO, School "Holiday" Parties, McKay's Christmas program, OB appointments, Primary meetings, Scouts, Ward Christmas Party...etc, etc, etc. Madness you say? Yes, but I plan to keep it all in perspective. More on than next week.
Check out the food blog for some updated eats!