Wednesday, December 29, 2010

San Angelo Christmas

Monday morning, after Justin got home, we all took off westward to San Angelo for a couple of days. Aunt Sheila, Uncle John, and Hank came over on Tuesday and we celebrated together. Good foods and family fellowship.

*Aunt Sheila and Hank
*Jazbo and West
*Mimi and West

*Hank and Huck in the box.
*Shirley and her new bicycle.
*Jones and Georgia waiting patiently for the chinese present game to begin.
*Georgia received a huge Hershey bar and she enjoyed it! Although, she was not allowed to eat the whole bar.
*Aunt Sheila teaching Jonesy how to crochet.

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas to All

Thursday evening was our Christmas eve. The girls made cookies for Santa. With the kids snug in their beds, Justin and I had a Christmas toast, hung the stocking with care, wrapped presents and enjoyed watching Christmas Vacation.

Friday morning. Santa had come! The day consisted of stockings and presents from us, breakfast, bow and arrow practice, painting, coloring, installing the girls new toilet seat, playing with the new Little People castle and playground(then we had to get out every Little People we own to play with), karokee, music time with a recorder, xylophone, and microphones, painting toe nails, bead necklaces, listened to Francesca Battistelli, play a game and puzzle, and read the an important story out of the best Book. Justin went to work mid-morning, but was back about 5. After a carpet picnic supper, we opened gifts from Crawfords and Hiltons (THANK YOU!).

On Saturday morning we had more Santa stocking fun, made snowflake breakfast, baked cookies, and made lunch. Justin got home in time for a Christmas hobo lunch, more playtime, and then rest time with A Christmas Story.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Christmas Song of the Year

After "O, Holy Night", "Carol of the Bells" is my #2 favorite Christmas song.  The song is several hundred years old and this particular version was released by BarlowGirl in 2008, but I just heard their rendition of it a couple of weeks ago and it is the best I've ever heard.  They fit "Sing We Now of Christmas" into the middle for a perfect combination of the two songs into one.  Turn it up and listen to it several times to hear how complicated the arrangement is and how perfectly they sing every part.  Must have taken lots of hours in the studio. 
Merry, merry, merry, merry Christmas.....

Monday, December 20, 2010

Song of the Week

This one is tied for the Best New Christmas Song of the Year.  I'll post the other one next week.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

First Half of December

*Christmas at the Expo Center

*Sea World Christmas Style

*Georgia's Preschool program. Georgia was first an innkeeper, but she refused to wear the costume provided, so she was a sleeper(in her own pj's) at the inn.

*Jonesy's class field trip to the Salado Tree Farm.

*Nutcracker Ballet

*Friends, Sadie and Sam. Running a 5 K. Make-up day again. How I found West one morning. Loving on West. Making snowman plates with friends Lindsey, Claire and Bailey. West sleeping.

*Jonesy's Kindergarten Christmas party.

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