We had a nice Christmas. We were able to share it with my dad this year. It was not a white Christmas or even a cold Christmas, but it is always special to be together. Even though we told the kids Disney world was their Christmas, they still managed to get a ton of presents! Trent even gave the boys some of his vintage GI Joe things from his childhood. The kids also had fun working and saving to get presents for each other.We also had fun making a Christmas train this year. The kids each got to decorate their own car and then they ate it on Christmas Eve. Spencer also asked if he could put together our Christmas pageant. He made up everyone's parts and made them practice. It was perfect and he got all of the facts correct! This was Taryn's first year being interested in things. She loved opening the gifts, but was more interested in trying to grab everyone else's stuff! It was a wonderful Christmas! I am also thankful to be able to share these wonderful times on this BLOG with all of my family and friends. Happy Holidays!
Spencer has been in a play through Stage Door Productions called Blues Clues Live- The most Spectacular Place! He had to audition back in early Sept, and he got the part of Horrace the Anteater. He loves his role! He has 2 lines, telling Steve there is a clue on the bed and that he was sleeping. He got a bright orange costume which he loves to show off! He is on stage as Horrace all of Act One. In Act Two he is one of Steve's helpers- one of the kids who gives directions to Steve as to where the clues are, where Blue is etc... He alo had to learn the songs and dances to do. It opened last weekend, and it is so cute. The kids worked so hard on it. THey had rehersals 3 days a week for 2 months to prepare for this. They also walked in the Fredericksburg Parade throwing candy out. He loved it, eventhough it was snowing! Spencer is glad that he did this play and will probably audition for a play again next year.
A Holiday Tradition in our family is to go and get a tree the weekend after Thanksgiving. We drove about 20 miles out to a tree farm and went on a hunt. The first tree the kids found was too big (see picture). The next tree was too small (see pic) the next one was just right! Dad and kids cut it down, and we were off to decorate it! I love turning on holiday music and gathering around the tree. This year even Taryn could put on some ornaments. We hung our stockings too (courtesy of Nana). It gives a warm family atmosphere. I love this time of year even though it is busy!!
Thanksgiving was an interesting adventure. The whole week leading up to it we had the stomach flu and then Taryn's turned into influenza. So we did not have the greatest health, but we did have a good day together. Our friends Lynn and her son Luke from where we lived in North Carolina came to share it with us. Luke and Aiden are close in age so it is fun to watch them grow and change together. It was nice to have company. We are usually on our own for Thanksgiving.
Trent and I have been married for 14 years. We have fun loving kids who keep us active! We have been living in Virginia for 7 years, and are finally adjusting to the traffic! (NOT!) We are homeschooling and really having fun with that!