Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Day 254

December 31 (turning January 1)
Had a fun game night with friends, preparing to ring in the new year. At midnight we set off some firecrackers. Here's Hannah with a Roman candle. Supervised, of course!

Monday, December 29, 2014

Day 252

December 29
Busy weekend so I didn't get any pictures taken. And today was busy, as well, so the only picture I actually took was this precarious stack of legal pads my boss keeps in his desk hutch. Lol

Friday, December 26, 2014

Day 249

Tonight was Candlelight Communion at church. Every other year, on the last Friday of the year, we have this beautiful service. Charlie and I put together these topiaries somewhere around 13 years ago and we still use them to decorate for the evening. Charlie, Sarah, and our friends Kayla and Kody did the decorating this year.

Day 248

December 25

Merry Christmas!

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Day 247

Merry Christmas Eve!  Here's Hannah with a batch of mint chocolate brownies that she made from scratch for tonight at my parent's house.

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Day 246

What a beautiful day today!

Monday, December 22, 2014

Day 244

December 21

I'm so glad my girls make good choices when we go to buffet style restaurants. This is Hannah's plate. Sarah started with a salad, too.

Day 243

December 20

Sorry for the gap in pictures. We were mostly sick all week, and I was slammed trying to get caught up at work. I just never took any pictures!

This afternoon the Children's Ministries department at church put together 20 bags of essentials (toiletries, first aid supplies, warm socks, hats, gloves, etc., plus some non-perishable ready-to-eat healthy foods, etc.) for homeless in the area. Then they split up into a couple groups and went to visit several of our church members who are shut-ins, and sang some Christmas carols for them.

Friday, December 12, 2014

Day 235

It's concert night!

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Day 234

December 11
Dress rehearsal for choir!  Tomorrow is our first concert for this year!

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Day 233

December 10
Sarah made biscuits for dinner tonight. They came out beautifully. She has to stick her tongue out to concentrate, like her mama.

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Day 230

December 7
Today we went to Bandon and looked for a couple more letterboxes and did some shopping in the Old Town there. Another overcast but nice day!

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Day 229

December 6
Today was overcast, but didn't rain. We had a great time looking up a few letterboxes, then just before dusk we went up to Shore Acres to see their gorgeous display of Christmas lights.

Friday, December 5, 2014

Day 228

December 5
We're at the coast in a yurt at one of our favorite spots - Sunset Bay State Park. It's raining tonight, but should stop before morning.

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Day 227

December 4
Here's Sarah with the cake she made yesterday. She's quite pleased with herself.

Day 226

December 3

Sarah isn't technically a pathfinder, but she comes with us each week. One of the other staff members offered to teach her an honor that isn't a required one or one that the club necessarily will do as a whole. So she is thrilled to be learning cake decorating. Thanks, Jennifer!

Day 225

December 2

Hannah made vegetable pasta soup and grilled cheese for home ec class tonight.

Day 224

December 1

Sarah's been drawing lately too. Here's one of her drawings from today.