i apologize for all of my pictures being terribly underwhelming. i spent most of my week at my computer doing my christmas shopping, and the last few days on the couch fighting a stomach virus. yuck. back to almost normal now, and we hit the ground running tonight with our youth worker christmas party, and are non stop with stuff till christmas. glad i got that virus out of the way, although i did miss a couple of things yesterday we were supposed to go to.
i ran a 5K through our city's trail of lights. 34 minutes and change!
i have to start going to the bank again. :-/ there was a branch at the grocery store, so i could just kill two birds with one stone when i went to do my grocery shopping. but i went monday to deposit a check and they've moved to another location. ugh.
colby has spent most of his free time this week in his room creating this lego "maze" i think he calls it. sorry the picture is at a weird angle.
our (very mischievous) elf is back. this morning we found him in a pile of sugar on our kitchen table.
another weird angle. sorry.
this year a lot of our gifts to family are coming from the IJM and world vision catalogues. we're making donations in their name to these companies to provide villages and families around the world with things like warm blankets, mosquito nets, and fruit trees.
this year we started a tradition of observing advent, something i had to read up on because i had no clue! its been really fun. we read a devotional each day and the kids make an ornament that has to do with what we read. the ornaments go on a special tree set aside for just that. its called a jesse tree. heres molly making our ornament for friday.
the kids gave us a dance show
have a great week!!! only 3 more weeks left in 2012!