Christmas this year was definitely WHITE - in fact we had loads of snow. It caused a bit of hassel getting downtown on December 23rd for the Nutcracker. But it was still really a fun event. Here is me, mom, Laura, Katie, and Allison.
Now here we all are with a few of the performers. One of the funniest parts of the show was that the clown came down into the audience and was in the row right in front of us. He was danving around and then jumped down in an empty seat and BROKE the seat. I think he was a bit startled but then played it off really well. We all got a kick out of that.
I ran over that evening to see my good friend Sarah from High School who was in town from Indy. Always nice to catch up.
Christmas Eve was spent with the Richards family and our whole family. As always it is such a blessing to be with them. We had a few songs performed by the talented kids and then also sang Christmas carols for quite a while. And talking, eating, and gift exchanges also filled the day.Christmas Day my parents, Allison, and I enjoyed a nice brunch with relaxed conversation and the traditional Belgium waffles with ICE CREAM! Yum. Then we headed over to Laura's house to spend the afternoon and evening with them. By the time we remembered to take this pictures the kids were pretty ready to crash. After they were in bed the adults played GOLF - the card game - super fun!
Then today I was able to see my old neighbor Monique who moved away about 5 years ago. Her husband's family is from this area so it is nice to see them when they come in town. This was the first time I got to meet Emmett - finally! She is such an encouragement to me especially while I am job hunting and trusting the Lord to provide the right opportunity.