Sunday, December 28, 2008
Wednesday, December 24, 2008
Shelley took this video this evening while I was preparing our Christmas Eve dinner. I wasn't going to post it because we were all being really silly, but it's hysterical so I thought you'd enjoy a good laugh! Merry Christmas!
*For those of you who don't know, my mother, dancing in the background, is 87 years old and VERY sane!
After lunch, we headed up to a beautiful outdoor mall to do some last minute shopping before we went to the Christmas Eve service at 3:30. The music at the service was wonderful and Max preached a sermon called ""Joe to the World", about how Jesus became an ordinary person and came to save "any ordinary Joe" like us!
Monday, December 22, 2008
It was so cold here (in the 30's) that in the evening that we decided to stay home and have chili and cornbread and watch movies. During the movies, my mom and I made cookies and decorated them...it was a very cozy family night.
The last thing we did tonight was stop by "Schlitterbahn Country Christmas". It's a waterpark that is tranformed into a Christmas wonderland...it was cold, but I was surprised how many people bundled up and came out for the fun. There were bobsled rides, light shows, carolers and crafts, as well as hot chocolate, wassail and german food.
Saturday, December 20, 2008
Sunday, December 14, 2008
Friday, December 12, 2008
I did our Polar Express reading at school today and as usual, the kids loved it. Ever since the movie came out, I hear kids say they like the movie more than the book, which makes me kind of sad, but today my faith was restored when we had mobs of students fighting to get into the room where I was reading. I had 50 Polar Express tickets to give out for each of the four readings, and we had kids practically wrestling to get their tickets...it made me feel like a rock star or something! This is a picture of the set up in the room where I was reading. I love to see the faces of the children as I ring the bell or read the note Santa leaves...there's nothing like the imagination of a child!