December hit and we took a deep breath and settled in to the chaos.
It started out with two separate choir performances
A birthday sandwiched in there (aka eating even more cake and sweets in the midst of all the holiday sugar over-load).
With visits from Grandmere, complete with gingerbread making extravaganza!
Dress rehearsals and Nutcraker fun!
Once again it is always a thrill to see these ladies of mine on stage, smiling, somewhat out of their comfort zone, enthusiastic, happy and talented! Any parent can attest to this right? What is better than seeing your child developing a talent and doing something amazing for themselves!
Sage came home from the last day of school before Christmas break with a present from a boy. At first I didn't realize that this was a boy not even in her class. It seemed simple at first glance but then we got home and discovered a sweet little necklace inside! It said "Love Love Love" all over it. Boy you should have seen her face blush as she realized this adorable, sweet boy had a huge crush on her! Man, first loves. Aren't they sweet and fun?
Then towards the end of the month my grandpa passed away. He had been struggling the past few years with his diabetes and after going into kidney failure hung on and on and on. He put up a good fight and then left this world to find peace and wait for his love to someday join him.
I flew out for the funeral
We will all feel an absence of his wisdom, his kindness and love. Auf Wiedersehen Gramps.
We enjoyed the beauty of sunny Colorado winters
early snowy runs and all.
We made and ate more and more delicious Christmas treats! All in the name of Santa of course!
Santa gets treated right around here.
And in return he gives the girls great memories to keep and a merry Christmas!
And to make Christmas break complete we did a bit of playing in the snow. And around here we have to do it right away before that amazing Colorado sun melts it all away! :) Gosh I love Colorado!
We rang in the New Year, I think at about 8:45 pm. But who cares the girls loved their sparkling cider and gummy bear drink!
Bring on 2015!