Friday, December 16, 2011

Micah's Christmas Program

Yesterday, we couldn't wait to go see Micah in his preschool Christmas program. Jordan and I had to run some errands before the program started, and she kept saying, "Mehc-me, Mehc-me" (yes, that's her way of saying Micah. Ha). When we pulled back up to his school she started smiling really big--I guess she totally knew we were going to see him. Paul met us there and quickly took our seats. Here Jordan is ready to see her big brother:
 A few minutes later our little star entered the room. And he was searching for us...
 ...AND found us. I absolutely love this face and wish I could bottle it for the next 20 years. I have a feeling one day he won't be quite as excited to see Daddy and Mommy :(
Micah opened the program by reciting Luke 2:11, "Today in the town of David, a Savior has been born to you. He is Christ the Lord."
He did a great job in front of everyone, and then the singing began.
 Here are the 3 year olds in their glory.
 After the program, we headed to Micah's classroom for a Christmas party.
To say he loved having his sister there is an understatement. He kept asking, "Jordan, do you like being at my school?"
And last but not least, Micah's teacher, Mrs. Laura!

Monday, December 12, 2011

Staff Party

Saturday night we hosted Paul's immediate staff's Christmas party. (The entire staff party was Thursday night and was a lot of fun. Unfortunately, I neglected to get any pictures.) It was a wonderful evening with lots of food and close friends. Paul truly loves his job and has been blessed with a close knit team that works well together. We are thankful!
Baby Jude is due any day now! And we can't wait to meet him :)
Kids craft time! They made reindeer handprint pillow cases. Thanks to Callie for the idea and supplies!
Jordan getting in on the action.
Finished products.

Christmas Baking/Craft

Paul and I recently started a new Small Group and have loved getting to know new faces and studying the Word with one another. It has been very encouraging and each person brings something different to our group. 

On Saturday, we decided to have a little Christmas craft/bake day. Unfortunately, not everyone could make it, but we loved the time we had with those that could come. The girls were busy baking and creating (thanks Pinterest), while the boys enjoyed watched basketball and then playing basketball outside and getting horribly sweaty. I hope many more of these days are to come ;)

Sunday, December 11, 2011

"Santa! I know him."

Friday morning we packed up, embraced the craziness of the holiday season, and took our kids to the mall to see Santa. The line was loooonnnnggg, so we decided to walk around the mall for a while, which led us to this: 
It was both of our kids first carousel ride, and they loved it. Jordan wasn't so sure about it at first, but once we got moving, she had fun. We ran into a few other families from church too, which made Micah's day to see his friends.
After our little detour, we headed back to conquer the unending Santa line. It took us awhile to get through it, so we had a long time to observe all the other children visiting Santa. Micah couldn't wait to get in his lap, and Jordan was enjoying saying, "Ho, ho, ho" as we waited. Finally our time arrived :)
This picture sums it up... typical of my kids personalities if you know them! Haha. Jordan was the first kid we heard cry that day, but it made for a great picture and wonderful memory.
Poor girl with tears getting rescued by her Daddy. It was a great family day and I know we will enjoy looking at this picture in years to come :)

Saturday, December 10, 2011

India Reunion

This past week we were finally able to get our India team ALL together again. Some of them we hadn't seen since we returned in August, which just makes me sad. We had a great night catching up on life and enjoying a meal together. 

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Weekend Getaway

This past weekend Paul and I said goodbye to these precious two children...

...and were Kentucky bound. Not without Micah practicing his own camera skills first ;)
We had a short but oh so sweet weekend with my family in Kentucky. I got to spend some quality time with my precious nieces--without Jordan whining every second when I hold them. I cannot believe how much they have changed since I saw them in September. Love them!
We enjoyed a kid-free delicious dinner at one of my favorite restaurants. It was so good catching up with my family. They are a blessing!
And now, for the real reason we flew in for the weekend...the Kentucky vs UNC basketball game! This was Paul's birthday gift from my parents and it definitely was a great one. Even though Paul is wearing UK blue, he is a Tarheel fan at heart, so we both couldn't wait to cheer on our teams. Both of them have amazing talent this year and it was one of the best games I've ever seen.  
(*note to self-never wear this boa again to a game or you might be finding feathers days and days later! that thing could shed!!)
Love being back at Rupp Arena-such a fun atmosphere.
The game really came down to the last second...
...and definitely couldn't get any closer than this. If only this was the National Championship game :) Go CATS! Thanks Dad and Mom for a fantastic weekend!