Happy last week of December! I hope you’re all enjoying the holidays. Christmas has come and gone and now there is the feeling of Newness in the air. For now, though, I’d like to recap on the past week.
Last Friday, our Youth Choir Christmas concert was so much fun. It was bittersweet because our fearless choir director, Steve, is being promoted to Media Director at our church. He has been part of the Youth Choir for 20 years and will be desperately missed. Thankfully, he is not going anywhere, really…we will all still be working together. AND…we are so excited for all the great things he’s about to do.
I love this picture of Steve and Jillie Bean.
Look at this firecracker winking at me.
We all are.
Fun, fun night. It always is.
If you haven’t heard, we still don’t have snow. We had a brown Christmas. And I was completely OK with it! I just cannot bring myself to wish for snow. It’s been so mild and I know it’s bound to hit eventually.
This is my son’s idea of winter wear.
What? It was in the upper 30s!
Christmas was wonderful. My late sleeper, Greyley Kate, woke up bright and early. We waited for the little man to wake up and it didn’t take too long.
Here are the two lovebirds waiting to go downstairs…
And the Silly Sabins in their Matchy-Match Jammies
Indigo LOVED Greyley’s present to him
This was my present from Indie:
All day long the kids said, “This is the best Christmas EVER!” And it really was. We gave them stockings and then surprised them with an Air Hockey table. (We found the Air Hockey table at Goodwill~ what a FIND!) They played together all day and are still hooked on the game.
The next day, the family came over…we had an Italian Christmas. DELICIOUS. It just might be my favorite…although I really enjoyed Mexican Christmas and Greek Christmas too…no, Italian Christmas was the winner, pretty sure of it.
Take a look at this sweet and gorgeous family…
One of the best, most relaxing, fun Christmases I can remember…
The next night, we had a party for Steve…also Italian themed.
And then the next day, I crashed…after I took down the Christmas decorations.
This weekend has more fun in store…
I am looking forward to 2012. The year 2011 was a challenging one, to say the least. I am excited to bring in a new year. I will see you then! XO