and then headed to church to party with a fun Sunday school class at our church. They always have a lively ornament exchange and it's a lot of fun to watch.
Sunday morning we had church and then grabbed lunch with a much needed visit with some precious friends. We got home just in time to unload our car and then head out again for a building dedication of a new church. Our church partners with a church in Frayser called Kingdom Fellowship. They are doing great things in our city. Because of our partnership Pastor Darryl asked Fred to preach and our choir to sing. It was a blessing to all who attended. We cannot wait to see all that God is going to continue to do in and through this church. Fred is here with Darryl Roberts (the pastor of Kingdom Fellowship) and Robert Wes (the pastor of Kingdom Center Ministries).
Monday evening some of our friends came over for crew Christmas. We had pizza and all sorts of other foods. We had cookies to decorate.
After we ate each family headed out for some Random Acts of Christmas Kindness. Each family was responsible for $5 per family member. When we finished we came back to our house to report what we had done. God has given us multiple support systems here in Bartlett, but I sure am thankful for this village right here that surrounds us. After we all reported on what we had done things took a turn for fun. I'm not really sure how we got here, but there was talk of hidden talents and one thing led to another and the next thing I knew I was showing off my mad head stand skills. Everybody has one random thing that they are really good at, mine just happens to be head stands. don't be jealous.
Tuesday morning Renee sent me a message and asked if the boys would like to go look at Christmas lights and spend the night. Absolutely they would love to do that! I took them to her house and came back to clean out the playroom. Merry Christmas to me! Fred and I grabbed a delicious dinner before I had a practice at church.
Wednesday morning we woke up to a quiet house. We actually woke up at 4:45 am, because Fred, who was awake, knocked over a picture frame. Whoops. Since I was up I decided to go with him to boot camp. I'm glad I did. We had a really good time together.
Wednesday we grabbed dinner at Buffalo Wild Wings. The boys love it and we had a gift card. We usually picnic in the car, but not this year.
This boy looks forward to this day every year. He loves breakfast food.
There is always an intense game of checkers played. Clayton has never beaten Fred, (We do not ever let our kids win unless they earn it.) but this year he beat him for the first time. To say he was excited would be a huge understatement.