Quick, before it's February!
We did have a great Christmas and here's a little rundown of the funtimes leading up to the Day.
In the months before, it should be noted, I was participating again in a fun local choir, and then when I went to my sister's orchestra concert and saw that they were teaming up with a different local choir to do John Rutter's Gloria, I was like, oh hey, I should go to that! And then I was like... oh hey, I should BE in that. So I looked them up and joined my third concurrent singing group (if you count ward choir, which I do) just so I could check this little number off my list:
|Helloooooo, there. It's been a while.|
|I only messed up the words once. I don't think anyone noticed.|
|Live Nativity! With a camel and everything!|
|Li'l reindeers love eggy breadies.|
|Though this time we'll bring our wands (which I remembered until it was time to go). WHY OH WHY did I forget our wands? I'm a bit ashamed about it.|
|See?? A castle!!! It was made for this kind of event. And also apparently wedding receptions and probably proms and such. But especially this.|
|This is one of my favorite new traditions.|
|They are so nice and good to support all my musical endeavors for all these years, including schlepping all the way up to SLC and sticking around past their bedtime (especially since they were my ride).|
|Redecorated just in time for the big day, and ambiance enjoyed by Sir Waffles.|
|This is what happens when your stake decides your ward's meeting at 8 am. *facepalm* Get dressed super quick and scurry scurry scurry down the stairs!|
|See, he did come after all.|
|And how! Super Kitty and Baby Dolly with all the trimmings!|
|Yayyyy for us. I'm glad that for now Santa still remembers the parents in this house.|
|Who needs to take a family picture?? But really, it would have been nice to take one, but this will have to do.|
And then here's the P.S. you've all been waiting for. The New Year's Baby continues to grace us with a nighttime visit.
|Don't laugh about the sock bouquet or the wedged-in Malt-O Meal, we were both really excited about them.|
|Thanks to all the conspirators who aided Santa in delivering this hidden in my whale-shaped butter dish (don't laugh about that either, I'm so glad to have one with a handle, you have no idea).|