Thursday, December 30, 2010

December Fun!

We've had a busy, busy, BUSY December this year!
We've had lots of fun things to do and see.

Let's see if we can wrap most of it up in one post, shall we?

Emmy had her recital for the performing group she's in, Platinum Performing Arts.
She did such a great job!

{Emmy and Max - they might get married someday . . . Max was trying to kiss her on the lips the other night, but Emmy was not having it.  Let's just hope she keeps that up as a teenager!}

Emmy also had a Christmas program at her preschool.  Her teacher put her front and center, and after they started, we knew why - she was the loudest one and knew all of the songs!

It was so cute!
It was so fun to go to her school and see her in that environment.

Jake and I celebrated our 6th wedding anniversary by going to Vegas for a few days.  It was MUCH needed and was seriously one of the best vacations we've been on!  We got one pic on our trip . . .

Then my friend, CC, and I threw an Ugly Christmas Sweater/White Elephant party.  It was SO much fun!
I decided to go all out.  I figured my clothes were ugly, why not match the hair and make-up to the occasion?

I was so hideous!  I had to pull out my '80's hairstyling skills.  I knew doing my hair like that in the '80's would pay off one day!
{CC and I in all of our ugly Christmas sweater glory!}

And Jake wore one of my grandpa's old suits.  My grandma was getting rid of a bunch of stuff so my mom brought some of it home for Jake.  I think this suit is from the '70's!  Jake looked like Fez from That '70's Show and our friend, Colt, looked like Kelso . . . what a perfect pair :)
 Oh, and our friend, Brooke, let us have the party at her house.  She lives in her grandma's old house, which has not been redecorated since the '60's or '70's!  It was PERFECT!

More fun things . . .
Emmy and I made Gingerbread houses out of graham crackers.
I didn't go all out and actually make the gingerbread like I did last year.  I didn't have the time or energy to do it!  Her best friend, Skye, came over and made some with her mom, too (who is CC from the pic above).
{Emmy being silly}

These girls are so silly together!
They both threw their hands up at the exact same time in the pic below.  They march to the beat of the same drum . . .
And Emmy makes sure to let me know that Skye is her best friend :)

And here's a pic of Kate since she's not in ANY of the other pics in this post - oops!  She was eating a granola bar and somehow a couple pieces got stuck to her hair and were just dangling there . . .

Along with all of these things,
my sister and I sang at the Dickens Festival, I sang at a benefit concert with West Coast Jazz Players (an amazing Jazz band located in St. George), I had a Christmas recital for my private vocal students, we had work Christmas parties and I sang with a woman's choir and also sang a duet for a Christmas fireside.  Oh, and we had a special Christmas activity for the YW.  I'm not kidding when I say we've been BUSY!  It's already been so nice for things to slow down a little.  Hopefully that's a sign of how next year will be, nice and relaxed!

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