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Friday, December 31, 2010

December wrap up!

Here are the festivities that rounded out our Christmas season.

The botanic gardens here in Abq have what they call The River of Lights during the holidays. We went and had a great time. We were glad it wasn't too cold!

Jesse got to sing with his school music group The Mustang Chorale at a senior center. They did a great job.

Our only snow day so far. They ended up canceling the last day of school which made for 2 very unhappy kids...they were sad because they were supposed to have their class parties that day. Grace even got mad at me as if I had done it on purpose! They were somewhat appeased when we ended up spending the day playing with friends.
We actually got a fair amount of snow and it stuck around through the next day so the kids and Danny were able to have a snow war.
James preferred the safety of the playground...and Dylan wouldn't even get out of the car!

Danny, Jess and Grace stayed out for quite a while and had a great time. Eventually James and I retreated to the car, but we all had a good time playing in the snow.

Finally, Christmas day was here.
The kids were very happy with their haul. It was nice to have such a relaxing, fun day. Although it was a little lonely without family. We missed you all!

The aftermath!!
Hope everyone else had a great Christmas as well.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

It's beginning to look a lot like...


It's our family tradition to set up the Christmas tree and decorations the day after Thanksgiving. So in keeping with tradition...
And just look at this happy camper...he loved setting up the tree!
And the fruits of our labors...

I also got the opportunity to set a table for our Relief Society Christmas dinner. It turned out so pretty, I had to take some pictures. I am a terrible photographer...it was a lot prettier in person!
Bring on Santa! We're ready!