December 25, 2015
Pray tell, why is it that we go to bed at 3:30 am after Midnight Mass and social hour, and the bulk of the children are up at the same usual time? Now, if you are awake, do the simple math to imagine what it is to have 12 children in which most make gifts for each other, plus gifts from us, grandparents, relatives. How many presents do you think we have under and around the tree? (!!!!!)
December 24, 2015
Happy 8th Birthday, Bilbo!
Birthday dinner with mom & dad at Journey.
March of the animals
Sorting choir music.
Organized choir music.
Winter Band Concert with the homeschoolers.
It was GREAT!
Count down to Midnight Mass!
Calling mommy... on a magnifying glass toy.... of course!
Our children's choir, and a couple other girls, went on an outing to the Nutcracker Suite courtesy of our generous choir director/organist extraordinaire.
Love it! Want it!
Dinner was absolutely delicious!
The chicken madiera was so very, very good!
How cute, french fries in a cup!
I had a few bites of the lemon-raspberry cheesecake.
OH. YUM! It is nice to have food to take home!
Kili ready for battle.
Bird troupe. How many can you count?
Remember colorforms? THE BEST!
Cutting up the heart.
Frodo's first deer!
A 10 point buck!
Galadriel & the giant Costco Nutcracker
Frodo's buck has seen better days.
Cousin A's first deer, too!
New bull calf
Friend's adorable grandbaby
Peg people party
3 D Jesse Tree makings
Pegs, pegs and more pegs
These are my nativity pegs as a little Advent gift for the children
Mod Podge drying
All good things take effort
PIE God baby is getting big!
Life is tiring at 2.
92nd Nativity pageant at the Capitol.
YES! At our Capitol!
For the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, we attended the Bishop's Traditional Latin Mass with the x-long cape. It was really magnificent. It's nice to see the Bishop honored in such a way.
School, school, school, school, school and more school
Prize for the most outdoor Christmas items in one yard.