Thursday, January 7, 2010

December celebrations

December is such a crazy wonderful month full of celebrations and great times together as family. Here is a brief overview of what we did.

Lexi participated in a children's choir at church. Our church and the Catholic church across the street combine to perform a Christmas concert. There are beautiful musical numbers and a wonderful spirit to herald in the Christmas season. This is Lexi with two great friends, Morgan and Olivia

Paige at her Christmas concert. Paige's special part was playing the chimes in one of the numbers.

Taylor celebrated his 18th birthday.

Taylor at his orchestra concert. This is the same tree as the one in Paige's picture. The high school has a performing arts center which is used by the high school and junior high fine arts programs.

Lexi at her choir concert at the elementary school. They also performed at a assisted living home in the area and the local mall.

Both Paige and Lexi participated in a sing a long at a local nursing home with Girl Scouts from many troops. I think the girls enjoyed it as much as the patients.

Road trip to California. This is at a rest stop. We usually take food for lunch in the car and stop to eat along the way. When the kids were younger they needed the chance to run around. Now we just enjoy being able to get out and take a break for a bit.

Christmas Eve. One of our traditions is to read the Christmas story from the Bible, sing carols and have the kids portray the story of Christ's birth. We had a full cast this year. The rule is you have to participate until you graduate from high school. We were blessed with a real baby Jesus this year also.

Christmas morning-the kids were excited about their Santa loot.

New Year's Eve-Paige and Lexi ringing in 2010

Ready to move onto 2010 and see what the New Year brings.

1 comment:

Kirchner Family said...

Looks like you guys had fun! We missed you while ya'll were gone!