Tuesday, December 24, 2013

christmas eve

I can’t believe that Christmas is here! Tonight we’ll celebrate with my family. Tomorrow morning we’ll have Christmas with our kids and tomorrow night we’ll celebrate with Jeremy’s family. And then it’s all over. You’d think from my blog posts that nothing has happened since about Dec. 2. That’s not exactly true. We’ve had a steadily busy month and I’ve taken lots of pictures to prove it. So here’s a huge recap of what’s been going on:

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Delaney was in the Children’s Christmas program at church.

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Allison went to the Jingle Bell Ball.

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Allison was awarded Teacher’s Choice at school.

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We wore ugly sweaters to a Mystery Dinner Theater in the Salt Mines of Hutchinson. How do you like those shoes? Can you believe that I couldn’t find white shoes anywhere? I ended up buying some at Goodwill and painting them. Jeremy makes a great Cousin Eddie, don’t you think?

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Delaney sang in her school Christmas program.

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Delaney’s class went caroling through the school on their last day of school. What a sweet little elf!

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It snowed!!!

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We can’t forget about Dexter. He’s been a busy little elf this month.

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Merry Christmas!!!

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

thanksgiving, decking the halls and a birthday

Well, maybe not exactly in that order…but that’s what the past week has consisted of.

Last Wednesday we put up our trees and I spent the next couple of days decking the halls. Everything looks exactly like last year, except our living room tree.

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This tree is only slightly different. I added some turquoise and chartreuse decorations.

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Thanksgiving was a quiet day spent at my parents’ house. Jason and Molly and the boys were there, along with G.G. Scott and Erika didn’t make it to Kansas this year. We also visited Jeremy’s parents and grandma that evening. His grandpa was in the hospital and is now recovering at a nursing home. He should be back home soon, though.

Thanksgiving also marked the arrival of Dexter from the North Pole.

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Day 2:

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Day 3:

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Day 4:

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Day 5:

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Day 6:

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Our halls at home are the only ones I was busy decking this weekend. I also decorated my classroom door. This year we are having a contest between the teachers. I started looking on Pinterest, certain I would find an idea. However, I began to fear that the other teachers would also look on Pinterest so I had to get creative on my own.

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This is based on Mo Willems’ characters from his books. So if you haven’t read his books, you can’t quite fully appreciate it.

Sunday marked Bri’s 19th birthday.

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We went out to eat at a Mexican restaurant and then had ice cream cake before she headed on her merry way.

I’ll be back soon for more Dexter the elf updates (if nothing else).