It’s been a wonderful Christmas season this year! I thought I’d share some highlights from the last two weeks. (I realize that this will probably only been seen by the grandparents and provide a recollection of what we did this 2014 whirlwind holiday season!)
Zeb spends the day hanging out with Desta. (BTW, this is a Masai cloth I brought back from Kenya. My mom sewed in fleece and it’s the most fought for blanket in the house. Next year I’ll be bringing back at least 6. Such great colors!)
Matt and I have tried, for 16 years! to see the Messiah live. This year, we did it. The Colorado Symphony and chorus were amazing. We decided this will be a yearly MUST for us. When the entire audience stood for the Hallelujah chorus, I felt such deep joy.
My mom had a BIG birthday this year. We had such a great time celebrating her. For a belated birthday treat, I took her to the Glen Eyrie Castle for Christmas tea. We both agreed that this will become a new tradition. (They even had gluten free options for me!) We had a great time of uninterrupted conversation while drinking rooibos tea.
In the midst of last week, Matt and I attended the Compassion Christmas party at the Broadmoor. What fun to dress up and enjoy the staff–about 1,700–along with spending the night. I slept in until 8:15! Absolute luxury!
I ended the week hosting Tobin’s class winter party. As room mother, I spend about 2 weeks preparing for the parties. Twenty three kids, mostly boys, means a lot of games. This party we did four Minute to Win it Games, had a great time decorating ice cream cone trees, had a “melted snowman” bar of food and made bead candy canes. It was so much fun!
That evening I took Desta, Maddie (a friend) and Tobin to see Annie. I completely disagree with the reviews–we all thought it was fabulous. The music and dancing was amazing!
Now–on to Christmas week!