It feels like one of the craziest December's in quite a while, though I'm reminded of the many, many years I was working full-time and going to school. Papers and project due dates and finals were always in middle to late December and then I would start thinking about Christmas. When I think back on all those years, I am inspired by all that I have handled in the past.
Thankfully its all great stuff we have going on, including good jobs. I guess I always approach this season picturing us sitting on the couch watching the top ten Christmas movies, while sipping egg nog and stringing popcorn. I see the girls and I doing all kinds of crafty crafts while the smell of cookies wafts from the oven.
Isn't that silly? Especially since I couldn't stand sitting through ten movies (my year's quota) in one month, I don't like egg nog and I don't have the patience, mess-tolerance, and follow through for crafts. Obviously there's a little gap between my expectations and reality. :)
Instead I watch with great joy as my family serves in ministry and are involved in things they love. It really IS the most wonderful time of the year.
ANYWAY! Onto our week...
This is noteworthy because I was in church...on a Sunday. We almost always go on Saturday nights, but when I realized I would be doing a two + month stretch of not sitting in a service, I thought it might be nice to darken the doors. And it was. Always good to be there!
The weather was SO nice so I took the kids and the dog outside. We raked what we could and as I was just about to head back in, the truck came to suck them all up. Perfect timing!
I worked a whole lot and didn't even take a picture....luckily I found this one on the camera Amanda and Avery took to play practice. :)
Shopping night for our Adopt-a-Family. Avery helped shop and then Amanda, Aiden and I joined up with the family for wrapping. Its so great to see the kids getting involved with giving to others in need.
I graduated from foster care training! I haven't shared about it here, but will soon, now that I know I passed. :)
Another crazy work day, but Amanda came through for me. Nice shot of our cake batter for Grandma's birthday cake.
I was at Avery's school at 7 AM helping with a fundraiser event they were having. I came home and got to work decorating the cake...this was the view from my kitchen window. :)