Wednesday, December 12, 2012

All In A Weekend

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A few days late but I'm finally getting to post some pictures of our weekend.

Scott and I can be quite a team. Sunday night (closer to Monday morning) we fell into bed with a "we did it" exhaustion.

See this weekend we shouldn't have been able to fit in all the Christmas we did. Scott's been writing and writing and writing his papers. (Now officially done!)

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But Christmas only comes once a year, so he stayed up so late every single night so that we could do our family Christmas things on the weekend.

So, Friday morning started with a picture of Abigail and her first real Kindergarten project. She had to make a disguise for a gingerbread girl. She chose "a hula girl". Daddy worked with her on this one so I just had to get them in a picture together.

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And then we all picked up the girls at school so that we could go straight to the Christmas Tree Farm. Grandma surprised the girls at dismissal time!

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Love their smiles!

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And then off to the Christmas Tree Farm... in the rain.. and mud!

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Not quite the dreamy day I had in mind. But we all made the best of it!

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Their little country store and crackling fire made up for the yucky day!

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On Saturday after Anna's art school and Abigail's group viola class we met my parents at the Festival of Trees at the Wadsworth Museum. There were hundreds of trees each decorated with a different theme.

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On the way home we noticed that it was the Christmas Open House at the Governors Mansion. Of course we stopped!

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The dining room was the most beautiful. Oh I love the swags on the back of each chair!

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And that's it... I'm putting a full sized Christmas tree in the dining room next year too!

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And that evening despite having to write 70 or so pages we all built a mini gingerbread village. It was so much fun!

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And yes it keeps going! On Sunday I taught my 4th Grade Religious Ed class and then in the afternoon the girls had their Suzuki concert. It was Abigail's first viola concert. The excitement and nerves were sky high!

She's holding a "real" bow and a "box viola". The Suzuki method stresses the importance of learning posture and pride before the "real" viola is used. Good thing since she's dropped her box viola a few times.

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She's been going to Anna's viola concerts since she was born. I was so happy for her that she could finally shine on stage! And shine on stage she did!

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And then she cozied in her daddy's arms for the rest of the concert.

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I think we packed enough Christmas in for one weekend, don't ya think? I love this time of year!

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2 comments:

  1. Oh Tara...what a lot of Christmas you packed into a weekend! Good for you! I love the matching dresses... I miss that! Enjoy the rest of the season friend...it's going too fast!: )

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  2. Looks like a fun filled weekend! I can completely relate to those late nights trying to finish up papers for college! Just never seems to be enough time in a day. These pictures are truly wonderful! Have a lovely week!

    blessings,
    Jill

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