Monday, December 15, 2008

Sunday recap.

Yesterday was a diverse and full day at our house.

Robert got up early and ran the White Rock Marathon with his twin brother. This was Robert's 12th marathon and probably the 6th he's run with his brother. Our weather was much hotter than ideal for a marathon (or so I've been told - I certainly have no experience in such matters, having run less than 26 miles cumulative in my lifetime), but they both finished the race in just over three and a half hours.

My only contribution to the race was getting up early to take a blurry picture of the runners

Later in the morning my sweet friend Donna came to the house to care for Vivian while the other children and I went to church. Our sanctuary is decorated beautifully for Christmas, and I love the music this time of year.

In the afternoon Dots and I joined our Mother/Daughter Book Club at the Dallas Children's Theater to see Madeline's Christmas. One of our Book Club members, Dots's good friend Eliza, was playing one of the twelve little girls. The play was very well done and enjoyable, and Eliza did a fabulous job.


Dots and her friends await the start of the show

Photography was not permitted during the production, but I snapped this picture during birthday recognition at intermission. You can get an idea of how cute the set and costumes were. Eliza is the girl in the center

The cast members autograph programs after the show. Note the microphone taped to Eliza's forehead

Eliza poses with her Book Club friends

We were thrilled to run into Vivian's teacher and her daughter at the show! They're the ones who stayed with the kids when Robert and I went to Italy this fall

Last night I fixed dinner, but due to the Cowboys game, the boys and girls in our family dined separately. Robert and Hockey Boy retired to the third floor and its big screen TV, while Dots and I ate on trays in the den and watched The House without a Christmas Tree. It was such a great movie! I was thrilled that it had held up so well. Dots enjoyed it a lot too.

I also finally started working on my Christmas cards. I only finished through last names beginning with 'F,' but it's a start.

All in all yesterday was a good combination of holiday fun and productivity.


Hopsy said...

What fun! I LOVE Madeline and used to collect the dolls!

Linda@ Lime in the Coconut said...

Sounds lovely. divine actually!

cotedetexas said...

Sounds like a wonderful day! Those costumes are so adorable - just precious.

I've been meaning to ask you this - does Robert's twin's wife write a blog. For some reason, he looks familiar like maybe from a blog???? not sure, I may be crazy. I mean, I KNOW I'm crazy!!!

Tickled Pink And Green said...

I wish they were doing that show when Babygirl was old enough to appreciate it! Looks so cute.
I was at JoAnns yesterday and took a picture of something that reminded me of you and I posted it...

As far as Twilight being appropriate for a 5th grader, I really can't say because I haven't read the book, but I asked BigGirl and she said "yes" but what does she know?! Since they were written by a Mormon, I'd say they're probably pretty innocent, but I'm just assuming. You're lucky in that Dots loves to read everything! BigGirl just finished Twilight and now wants the next one in the series and I was going to give it to her for Christmas, but looks like I'll have to go ahead and give it to her since she'll have lots of time to read before next Thursday.

Tickled Pink And Green said...

Speaking of Christmas cards, I'm still working on mine, and ours is a picture of all of us in Jackson Hole this past July at the Granary. I know you go to JH a lot and wondered if you'd eaten there -- the view is incredible (as I'm sure you know)...

Preppy Pettit said...

I want to do stockings for the Fam. where did you get your pattern?