December Happenings

How did Greg and I celebrate our snow day, you ask?  Well, we rented Prince Caspian from redbox, took a nap, scrounged around in our cupboards to find something decent (barely) to throw together for dinner, and almost solved another cryptic crossword puzzle.  So to celebrate the Narnia series, I took this picture on our patio a few minutes ago.  Our own little winter wonderland (excluding the white witch).
And it's still snowing quite a bit!

A couple weeks ago I went with a friend from church to see Dr. Seuss's How the Grinch Stole Christmas!  She & I decided to get all dressed up, so here I am in my fancy shirt.  I even wore a skirt out in the crazy cold!  We had a fun time and enjoyed the musical even though our seats were in the nosebleed section.

Greg and I hosted my office's holiday party this week.  It was fun to have all my co-workers in our home.  I made meatballs (which were a hit) and rolls and some delicious cinnamon honey butter.  And everyone brought tons of food and drink in addition.  We had a wonderful time together celebrating another semester (and year) completed together, and as always, it was special to connect with a few spouses again.  This was my third holiday party with this office; I really am blessed by such an incredible group of people with which to work!

We also had our last community group of the semester on Thursday.  I'm thankful for these men and women who have opened their lives and been willing to share great joys and struggles together.  I will miss having these dear brothers and sisters in our home every week but look forward to having many back in February.  How thankful I am that God created us to need community and to know Him more through each other!


Photo Fun

A couple friends from church did this, and I thought it was a cute idea.

Here are the rules:
1) Choose the 4th folder where you store your pictures on your computer.
2) Select the 4th picture in the folder.
3) Explain the picture.
4) Tag 4 people to do the same - NO CHEATING! (cropping, editing etc.)

This is my mom last year around this time when we celebrated Christmas as a family in Erie.  I'm guessing she was laughing at the shenanigans of Drew & Carrie's two labs, but she might have just been smiling about the family being together.  How appropriate that this was picture 4-4 since we're heading to Emporia in a few days!  Love you, Mom!

If you want to be tagged, consider yourself tagged.


Skee Ball Celebration

Greg and I played Skee Ball at Chuck E Cheese's tonight. It was fun. We gave our measly nine tickets to a family as we left which made it all the better.

Greg finished another class today! Yea! AND he submitted his paperwork for May graduation! Bigger YEA!


Tree and more

I thought I'd upload a couple random pictures.  This one's after community group last week.  Three of our group weren't able to make it, and one had already left.  So the picture is minus five (including me).  See how tall our tree is in the back?!

Greg was the privileged tree-topper this year.  We had fun decorating with Andrew and Angie and the King parents while they were in Boston for Thanksgiving.