As soon as the show was over we headed back to Bartlett for a wedding. Fred did not perform the wedding. We just got to attend. Then, we dropped the kids off with Fred and Renee and hit the reception. It was really fun because we ran in to Elizabeth while she was shooting the wedding. Rarely do our worlds collide, but they did last Saturday. We stayed at the reception WAY past our bedtime. I think it was close to 9:00 pm when we left. Whew. Late night for this crew.
Sunday morning we had church as usual and then that afternoon we had our annual open house. The weather was a little questionable, but we still had a good crowd. Unfortunately, I don't have many pictures. I was a bit busy. Ha!
Sunday night we had our Christmas play at church. The boys were Newsies in the play. (Thus the reason we took them to see The Newsies at The Orpheum.) It was great. They will be involved in this Sunday night, Monday night and Wednesday night. Mawmaw and Pawpaw came every time. Mimi and Tee came Monday. Mun and Janice came Wednesday. Our village loves us and shows up at special events.
This was my lunch on Wednesday: Chick Fil A sandwich, chex mix, and Jingle Jangle. It was a delight. Calories do not count in December.
I was able to help in Andrew's class though. He had the best time. They made reindeer food, ate donuts, played some games and exchanged gifts. He is pictured here playing Santa Says. (Simon Says, but with the name Santa.)
Friday morning I headed to Clayton's school for their annual Christmas program. There are only about 9 parents that show up for it, but it's really entertaining and I get to see him perform with his choir again. I can't say enough positive things about Clayton's middle school, Appling Middle School. There is such a supportive environment nourished and encouraged there. I love the way they support each other and cheer each other on.
Later that evening we had our Sunday School class Christmas party. We play dirty Santa every year and things always get exciting. There was a bathroom theme this year and Fred brought home this jewel.