December Happenings

We had a nice, quiet Christmas this year. We stayed home and spent most of the break just doing stuff around the house. Reading, playing, cleaning, relaxing. 

This picture is from our church party. I didn’t know until afterwards, of course, that Abby crossed her arms funny and smirked, or that Ben wasn’t even looking. Sigh. I thought it would get easier to take family pictures as they got older, not harder.

We went caroling in our neighborhood with some people from church. We had a good turn out, but for some reason people weren’t super receptive to being visited by carolers. But a few were, and hopefully we spread some Christmas cheer — you know, by singing loud for all to hear.

We had our annual cookie baking and decorating date with friends.

The girls played a couple of concerts with the homeschool strings group.


Check out Emma as concert mistress. Proud mama. (Abby played with the advanced group, but I couldn’t get a picture where she was visible.)

Emma and I sang with a little Christmas choir – just one song – at church on Christmas Sunday.

And we sang a duet on Christmas Eve. (I’m thankful for the person who took pictures.)



Christmas morning – ready for the unwrapping!

And last Sunday, Ben lost his first tooth! He was eating wings, and didn’t even notice that he’d lost it. I saw the empty spot in his mouth first. 🙂

This week has been quiet and restful. We had extra frosting and toppings from our earlier cookie-making venture, so obviously we had to make more cookies to use that up.

Happy New Year!

About waymel

Navy wife. Homeschooling mom. Adoptive parent. Pianist. Introvert. One who loves quiet and beauty.
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2 Responses to December Happenings

  1. Tim Church says:

    Looks/Sounds good! (And that’s the tooth!… First pun of the New Year!)

    Also, on a side-note, this is the first E-mail I’m responding to after my regular New Year’s sandwich (make in one year, eat in the next/other).

  2. redkeeney says:

    Love the pictures! i wish I could have heard the singing!

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