As a very random side note....this would be the second day in a row that my kids have been asleep until nearly 8:00. COULD it be a new trend? One can only hope.
Too bad you can't see my waist, due to my big ol' arms hanging there. Just know, that I DO have one of those. Isn't it pretty? The dress I mean, not my waist. OY! And it has sleeves, seriously, so hard to find these days.
Just a bit of a side view. Oh, and can we discuss that this is the first pair of pantyhose I have owned, much less WORN in probably 3 years. I hate those things, they're just a pain in the arse, literally.
Shot number one. I'm quite fond of this because we're all smiling. However, I'm sad because Maggie is too short down there and you can't see her beautiful dress. (Thanks Jenee P. for hand me downs)
I told you, Maggie is all into smiling now. Thank goodness.
Yesterday was a fantastical Sabbath. I got up oh so early and headed over to my sister Jenny's ward to sing with her and Dana. We did a beautiful trio that my friend Carson found. I rushed home from that to get the kids dressed and ready, take pics and then head out to our ward. I was privelaged to sing in our ward as well. This time I did "Child of Peace." It went fine, although I'm totally sicky with sinus issues and crapola in the throat. However, it didn't seem to bother anyone but me. Ok, then came home during Sunday school to frost some cookies for Jeres lesson, put Max in bed ('cause YIKES!) and grab some stuff. Went back to church, sang in a Young Womens lesson, then booked it over to my moms ward to sing in HER Young Womens lesson. Phew, it was a busy one, but I really enjoyed it a lot. I have not had many opportunities to sing or use my voice in recent years. But, since moving over here, for whatever reason, I've done a lot of singing, and that makes me happy. I was given a gift and I feel blessed to use it. So, after all singing and churching was done, I delivered some goodies to friends and then hung out at home for a bit. Last night was "third Sunday" at our Wright family. There was delicious dinner, a super cute Nativity program with all the grandkids. Sadly, when we asked Maggie if she'd like to dress up and be a part of it, she swiftly answered NO. Even Jenee tried to convince her to dress up as an Angel. Maggie would have NOTHING to do with it. Any time we EVER ask her if she'd like to perform something, whether it's sing at the family talent show, or maybe be in a dance recital next year, her instant response is NO. I fear we have a total fraidy cat, non performer on our hands. Boo on that. Anyway, cute nativity replete with audience participation of song singing. After that was over, everyone went caroling. Well a few of us stayed behind, because let's be honest....I HATE caroling. It's just awkward and wierd and not enjoyable to me. Who came up with this gay tradition anyway? But, i digress. The rest of the evening was spent visiting and laughing. Max and Maggie had such a ball, playing, wandering, exploring. It was nearly 10:00 before we got them to bed. YIKES! But, at 10:00 we had a delightful surprise visit from some cute friends in the ward. They brought us a cookbook, and I'm totally excited about finding new recipes! I'm such a nerd, but I really love to look at recipes and to cook. Ok, so they stayed 'til midnight and then it was fall into bed. I've been up since about 5:30 'cause there is SO MUCH TO DO before we leave town today. Gotta go up to Snowflake to perform our Christmas show for 2 days. Then come home and desperately attempt to get some things wrapped, and or bought. Wish us luck.
Goodies and girdles,