2014 is just waking up (still very drowsy at 9:32 am with all the children still sleeping and the daylight just starting to show). I realize it has been 2 months since I last posted.
I thought I'd share about our holidays in the past couple months and also tag on our annual newsletter at the end.
|Josiah with his birthday cheesecake|
At the end of the month we had an unusual meeting of the holidays - Thanksgivukkah (a mixture of Thanksgiving and Hanukkah) and also lit the lites for Hannukah each of the 8 days. We had a special friend and her son over for Thanksgiving/Hanukkah on the day of Thanksgiving. We sat around playing games and watching Youtube videos by the Maccabeats and others celebrating Hannukah and/or Thanksgivukkah. Tim made a turkey and we had a lot of the fixings as well. On the Saturday after Thanksgiving, we had a celebration of Hanukkah at our fellowship group as well with lighting of candles, dreidel and lots of good food.
December passed quickly for the first two weeks, but ended in a muddle of sore throats and pain meds as half of our family (Josiah, Jaedyn and Ciara) had their tonsils taken out. We put up a Christmas tree to enjoy the lights and cheer of this holiday and shared a few gifts with each other. Our Christmas dinner was delicious for the 3 of us who could eat. At this point, the younger two have almost fully recovered, but Ciara is still having a rough time of it - although I don't think she's been up since 11:15 pm to get more pain medicine (a first since her tonsillectomy on the 23rd).
Today we will focus on cleaning our house and enjoying a day off.
The following is the Christmas letter we sent to family members with their Christmas packages:
|Josiah is in the center with a white shirt and tie, |
Elly is behind and to the left with black and pink dress
|Elly and Josiah with their ribbons from their spelling bee|
|Jaedyn accepting one of her many rewards this semester|
|Ciara left and Jaedyn right|
|Ciara at the resort in Hawaii|