Sunday, December 27, 2009

December Cheer

Our month has been full of "non-traditional" school stuff. The pictures below will only include some of our winter fun, but I'll share the highlights first:

- wrapped up Owen's school with scoring a 100 on his semester review in math! Way to go o-man!
- Tate gave us the gift of potty training...yippee!!!!
- hosted our 2nd Vinson Boys' Ornament Exchange with lots of friends (33 kids, 12 moms)
- baking cookies for BIble study teachers and local firemen...this was our 3rd yr going
- driving around to see the holiday lights
- went to the Murfreesboro Parade with friends
- Owen went with his scouts to a local potter and made his own dish...video below...it's awesome!
- attending the FSM Cowboy Christmas Party and doing some square dancing and learning poker..thks Jerry!
- Chad starting his doctorate program
- hosting my mom a few days before Christmas and treating her to ICE..an amazing ice sculpting that depicts the Charlie Brown Christmas Story...it was all of 9 degrees in this place- crazy cold!!
- enjoyed the slowness of our Christmas morning in our own home, although we missed seeing family
- the boys loving hot chocolate with their Christmas breakfast
- watching lots of holiday movie specials
- the Sunday after Christmas we loved on others by taking candy canes to 2 local assisted living homes and gave lots of big hugs and smiles to the residents. I'm sure this is something we will continue as a family, because the boys really enjoyed seeing their faces light up when they were handed a treat.









video




Owen on the ice slide




"Tate our little politician" - shaking hands, huggin' and wishing meeeerrrrrrrry Christmas-

3 comments:

Anna Morrison said...

Looks like fun! Love seeing all your faces. The Charlie Brown thing looked awesome.
My favorite pictures were Griffin at the parade and Owen at the card table. What a hoot!!
Missing you . . .

The Ward Family said...

so glad you found me on here :) Your family is precious! Happy New Year !

asimplereverie said...

i love the pic of griffin at the parade, captures him perfectly!

anna