Sunday, December 16, 2007

Let There Be Light


Finally! The tree is up! The full tree and all it's wonderful decorations. We do colorful, blinking lights, garland and a TON (repeat...TON) of various decorations. Almost all are made by one of the children through the years (and with my oldest almost 18, that's a lot of years), gifts given to one of us, ones that I have bought, ones that I made when I was pregnant with one of them, etc. etc. etc. We have a hodgepodge of decorations and I love it. My 14 yo son and (almost) 10 yo daughter are decorating it, their favorite part. Oh and sorry for the picture quality, it was taken with my phone...but you all get the gist, right?
Yup, my daughter is in her leotard and tights still...LOL. She had her Peter Pan Ballet auditions today. We could actually watch the audition, which is unusual. Not everyone will be cast, so, it's kind of exciting. There were 41 children her age there, I think 30 max will be cast. She was one of 6 that were asked to stay after auditions and show them a tumbling trick. So, that was neat.
We were suppose to go to my company's christmas party last night. It snowed all day yesterday (surprise, surprise) and all the kids were here last night, my oldest didn't have to work and my step-son was here, plus one of their friends. We had a full house. It was such a fun, cozy night, I didn't feel like leaving. My daughter and I watched movies, my husband played his computer game (SHOCKER!) and the boys played Halo3 and had a great time. We ordered in chinese and stayed all snug as bug in a rug last night and it was worth it!
And tomorrow, back to work and start the week all over again...

12 comments:

Holly said...

I love those fun cozy nights. Your tree looks great!

Cecily R said...

The cozy nights in this season are the ones I love the most! Your tree is beautiful!

Kellan said...

Sounds like a great evening with your family - hope you have a great week. See you soon. Kellan

Stacie said...

yay, looks great

suburbancorrespondent said...

Hey, next year you can knit some!

utmomof5 said...

Those are the best nights!! Glad your family had sometime together

Christina

desirae said...

your tree looks great. Good job on finally getting it up.. Putting the tree up, is not the part I hate, it's the taking it down. When nothing fits back in the boxes like it did before, and then there's this big hole in the house where the tree was, as you try to figure out what exactly was there in the first place. lol. Hope your daughter gets the part.

girlymom said...

A cozy night with chinese sounds wonderful. Good luck to your daughter and her dancing. It's funny to see she was so excited about the tree she is still in her dance outfit.

Kathy said...

Love the tree and the leotard! I hope she gets a part. No snow here thankfully, but it is extremely cold! My son's game of choice is Guitar Hero II (asking for III), good luck with it all.

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Bia said...

Cozy nights like that are the best in that they help create memories for the kids. God bless.

Shelley said...

Yay, the tree is up! Looks like fun, and those definitely ARE the best kind of nights. I mean, when you get to watch movies and the husband leaves you alone. LOL Kidding!

Valarie said...

I love those nights when you get to stay home and all be "together." Even if "together" isn't really together. I love that your daughter is decorating in her leotard. That is some serious dedication. Hope she gets a part in Peter Pan!!