Here is Grant before his December Orchestra concert. His school starts orchestra in fourth grade. It was very impressive to see all those kids playing such beautiful music.
Another preschool concert :)
Christmas Eve was such a wonderful evening with my parents Here e are enjoying the musical "program". We sang carols, listened to piano performances and Grant on the cello, dad read Luke 2. It was a special night.
Christmas morning did not disappoint. The spirit of giving abounded and everyone was grateful for each other.
Cousin gifts are always a favorite!
jumping around a little here...
I had thought I wouldn't do much holiday baking this year. It is a lot of work and very tiring, etc. But then my cute kids expressed how much they wanted to bake with me. Combining my love of baking with my love of doing things with my kids? Yes, please! We made some scrumptious treats to give away: these turtles as well as twix cookies, cranberry-orange bread, mint brownies, cheeseballs, cranberry cheesecake bars... It was all fantastic.
Christmastime decorations helped our furniture lacking house not feel so bare!
Jumping around pictures-oops! Christmas Eve program again...
The lineup Christmas morning!
Astle side cousin gifts