Monday, December 25, 2006

Christmas 2006!!

This Christmas has been nice. Last night, we went and saw Paul as a shepherd in a live Nativity and then stayed for a lovely church candle light service. The evening was very Christ centered.

We came home and I prepared some appetizers and the family ate and talked and watched tv.

This morning was unrushed and I think that the boys like their gifts.

Here are a few photos! The first photo is our coconut cake! That's how the south gets snow on Christmas!! All of these photos are from Christmas eve. I haven't uploaded today's pictures yet.
Merry Christmas to ALL!!!

Saturday, December 23, 2006

Christmas Eve's Eve......

Today has been a lazy day. I did get Mark's coconut cake baked. The icing is SO yummy!! Tonight we went to a Christmas musical at the Methodist church. It was an enjoyable production especially at such a small church.

I have to teach our Adult Sunday school class tomorrow morning - which I totally forgot about! My brain seems to take lots of vacations recently.

I feel a sadness coming over me this evening. It's like I am on the verge of buckets of tears and if I start crying, I may not stop. I wish that I wasn't teaching Sunday school in the morning. Normally, I love teaching but sometimes my emotions during this season run too high.

Man, this has turned into a depressing Blog!! I think that I'll hush until I can say something joyfilled!


Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Wowhooo!! I had my piano student Christmas party.

I believe that the students all had a good time. They did a great job playing their pieces.

Now, Mark and I can begin to relax a bit from the pre-holiday rush. Mark had three performances with Brewton Parker college where he played the tuba. He directed the church cantata and children's choir and six (or seven) different groups from the High school and middle school. Of course, all of these groups represented a concert. He combined the Middle and High school concerts.

My best friend, Lauri and her kids are coming down on the 26th. I can't wait. Christmas day will be a just our family and I am looking forward to it.

Mark's mom had a stroke. She seems to be beginning to respond to therapy and we are hoping that we don't need to travel up to Tennessee over Christmas. We were there over Thanksgiving.

Here's the Christmas card picture of Paul.

Here's the Christmas card picture of Michael.

Merry Christmas!!!

Sunday, December 17, 2006

It has been brought to MY attention........

That I need to update my Blog. Of course, it was done gently. I honestly didn't think that hardly anyone ever looked at it anymore. Oh, well.

Tomorrow is my Christmas piano recital for my student. It should be fun. My house isn't ready but it's only for the kids. :)

I will POST pictures of it tomorrow!!!!!!