Of course Hadley’s Ballet Observation kicked off our weekend on Friday, but here’s the rest of the story…
After Saturday night baths we decided to venture out to see some Christmas lights!
One of the streets in our neighborhood has always done The Twelve Days of Christmas Theme. There are 14 houses in the cove, 12 of them have a “day”, and the other 2 have the Welcome and Merry Christmas signs.
Two Turtle Doves and Seven Swans a Swimming.
Nine Pipers Piping, and then my absolutely favorite - Eleven “Lords” (little boys in PJs) a Leaping ;)
All of the decorations and lights were just gorgeous, but of course iPhone pics never seem to quite do it justice… We drove, but I’d love to walk through it before Christmas is over.
A few pics of the kids walking back to the car after church on Sunday.
Other than that, we really didn’t do too much this weekend. I finished up some Christmas shopping, monogramming, and wrapping. The end is in sight! Which is also kind of sad… My pet peeve is going in to stores the week or 2 before Christmas and seeing all Christmas décor on clearance and Valentine’s and St. Patty’s Day stuff going up. I mean I get it, but sometimes I just wish they would chill out on that.
And yep the kids pretty much stayed in PJs all weekend! It goes without saying I’ve been hugging them a little tighter this weekend. I just can’t shake the horror of Friday’s shootings. I cling to the knowledge that our God is the same as He was before.
Lord, make me an instrument of your peace.
Where there is hatred, let me sow love;
where there is injury, pardon;
where there is doubt, faith;
where there is despair, hope;
where there is darkness, light;
and where there is sadness, joy.
O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek
to be consoled as to console;
to be understood as to understand;
to be loved as to love.
For it is in giving that we receive;
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned;
and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.
Prayer of St. Francis of Assisi