Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Spreading Christmas tacky Christmas sweater at a time...

Guess what? 
See the joy on those faces, especially on that momma's face? What can it mean? It means today is the last day of school until January. That means homework needs to be finished up today or tomorrow so we can enjoy the holidays.
Today was Christmas tacky sweater day in Karlie's class. If they were passing out awards for it, surely she would win a prize....
She is wearing the stocking sweater vest that I used to wear back before the rest of the world claimed all these sweaters were tacky. So I saved a few of my Christmas frocks for days like today. She is also wearing my Christmas candy ribbon earrings, a snowman pin, my nativity necklace and a santa hat...she is also wearing red moccasins that totally complete the look.
to think I used to leave the house like this on a regular basis not meaning to be tacky but instead festive just a few Decembers ago... 

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Christmas~celebrating The Mighty God we serve

Emily and Zach have been working hard getting ready for a Christmas Program at Zach's Church. We went to see one of the three performances this past weekend.
Zach and Emily told us there would be camels, snow, lights,  a Santa and even some Frozen characters. 
I guess I have never really seen a camel up close, and for sure never in church. Camels are awesome looking...especially dressed up "Biblical"....Pretty regal looking animals.
Jolie was excited to meet "Elsa" and "Olaf"....
and of course she was excited to meet 
this pretty Santa...
but the highlight of the evening  for this mom was seeing Zach and Emily sing....
The show was an awesome production...a Christmas celebrating THE mighty God we serve.

Saturday, December 6, 2014

School happenings....

The kids have had quite a busy schedule this past month with programs.
Karlie's group ended  the fall season with the Roman forum.
 The students were assigned different topics then assigned different rooms where they would stand as wax figures. 
 The audience then went with tour guides and the wax figures would come to life and
 explain their roman topic to the crowd.
 It was a fun way to learn about Roman life from the students.

 The juniors worked on a play, Aladdin, and performed it the week before  Thanksgiving break.
 Shek and some of his friends dressed in their Aladdin costumes.
 His favorite part of the play was
 the dancing?
was it the cast party after it was over?

Friday, December 5, 2014

a little red dress

Several months ago we went to the movies with some friends. AND Jolie was more excited about the previews than the actual movie we went to see. She saw the trailer for the new remake for ANNIE the movie and immediately said, "I want to see that!" I grew up with the original Annie movie, sported the short curly redheaded annie hairstyle, and  I was also known to belt out  the song "Tomorrow"  so much that  my mother said, ENOUGH.! I too wanted to see the new annie remake....and we are still waiting to see it as it's not due to release till December 21. WHY, the long wait?

In the meantime, we went to Target, where we were greeted almost at the door with a whole section of little girl clothes from the ANNIE movie. Jolie being the fashionista that her sister turned her into...was more than smitten with the clothes.

 She loved the red Christmas dress, and immediately wanted to try it on. She was excited that it fastened with a zipper, because this baby girl will not have any clothes with buttons....she's been this way since day a zipper was reason to celebrate.
 Yes! she put on her own show in the dressing room area of Target.
 Work it....
 Since it was a sleeveless dress..I said we need something dressy that will keep you warm.
 So we tried the velvetish cape that was sold separately but was designed to go  with it....she said, it has a button, but since it's a jewel she was okay with it...but I still was not sold on it...
 So we decided on a little white/ivory colored long sleeved jacket....

We liked it better and thought it gave her a more Christmasy to find some nice shoes to match....