We started off the month by seeing Elf at the newly renovated Robinson Auditorium, it was really well done and a fun way to spend an evening with friends.
I enjoyed spending the evening with these fun people!
We visited with Santa at the Christmas brunch.
And afterwards, this was the best picture we could get.
G-Dad, Gigi and the grands.
They took a little time out for some Chick-Fil-A sustenance when our friends brought it by.
And these two cuties found chocolate candy in the pantry and were having a big time in there.
Upon moving in, we had a few things go awry. It was only the coldest days we have seen in Little Rock this winter season (as in 16 degrees at night) and of course, the flame sensor on the downstairs furnace went out. We waited four days for the Home Warranty company to come out and take a gander at it, which I completely know is a first world problem. In light of what some experience, four days without heat is a cake walk, but when I had to sleep in my North Face fleece plus fleecy robe with socks just to keep from shivering, I was ready for the Home Warranty company to show up and do their thing. The same day that they finally came out, we also had an upstairs toilet over flow creating an unwanted water feature right smack dab in the middle of my kitchen. Water poured down the wall for quite a while and dripped for hours after the water was turned off. Oh and let me remind you, our heat was out....so lets just say, I had icicles forming on my crown molding....not exactly what I was hoping for the day all four kids class Christmas parties were occurring. I ended up just dropping the items I was responsible for in each class and rushing back to the house to relieve Adam so he could get to a morning meeting. It felt crazy and completely chaotic, but thankfully it all got fixed and there doesn't appear to be any water damage! PHEW!
Since I was dealing with the water issue I completely missed each one of the kids class Christmas parties, but thanks to several mom friends I was able to get these cute pictures! These two are becoming good friends in their pre-k 3 class, thanks to her Momma for these pictures.
Lawson and Kate have been friends half their lives, I'm so thankful they are in class together!
Adam's dad has gotten Razorback basketball tickets to the Little Rock game the last several years so the big boys went with them and Uncle Johnny.
Then we hung out and had dessert.
Christmas morning was fun as the kids opened their gifts and we celebrated Jesus' birthday.
Our church had a late morning service so we went and worshipped the birth of Jesus together.
My dear Aunt Debbi drove over from Nashville to spend some time with us. I loved getting to catch up in person, she's such a thoughtful Aunt and I hope to be the same for my nieces and nephews!
December has been fast and furious, but I've loved the past few days of time spent with my people, settling into a new normal and just enjoying time together watching movies, eating good food, having dance parties and simply being together. There's definitely been some sibling conflicts but for the most part, this Christmas break has really been sweet. Hope you're holiday has held good times and wonderful memories made. As 2017 sneaks up on us, I hope you're New Year is filled with blessings from the Lord and precious moments spent with friends and family.