Monday, December 15, 2008

The Busiest Weekend EVER~!!!~

This has been The Busiest Weekend EVER!!!! First off let me say how sorry I am for not posting for so long as well as not visiting my blog buddies but as mentioned-- this has been a crazy busy weekend. I knew it was going to be crazy but man, was it crazy.

We started out Wednesday night having a dress rehearsal for the boys Christmas production at out church until almost 10pm. Thursday night was the same thing-- rehearsal till around 1opm. Friday night I had to have the boys at the church by 6:30pm and Mia with my parents and then we were off to one of our friends Christmas parties. We finished the party at about 12:30am and then had to drive to my parents to pick up the kids-- we got home around 1am.

The next day the boys had a soccer game in the morning and then had to be at the church by 3pm. I took them and stayed for their first performance- which was phenomenal- and then had to go home, get dressed and be at Kevin's work Christmas party by 6pm. Kev took Mia over to his parents and then his parents went to the boys second performance at 7pm. Our Christmas party ended around 12:30am so we got back home around 12:45am or so.

Sunday morning we actually skipped church because we had to be back at the church by 3pm for the boys final performance. My parents, my brother and family, Kevin's parents, Chuck and the kids and Cass all came to this performance and then after we came back to our house for pizza and dessert. Everyone left around 9pm, we got the kids to bed and then Kevin and I sat down on the couch and took a very long and needed deep breath!! An hour or so later it started pouring rain and has been even into today-- everything is soaked!!

So that was our crazy weekend. Sadly, I did not take my camera with me to the parties and then forgot to take my nice camera with me to the boys performance, so I don't have hardly any pictures of the crazy weekend and the ones I have are horrible quality, but oh well, we were just barley surviving let alone documenting.

This week is a bit more relaxing but still full of parties and shopping. Hopefully I will get more opportunities to go online. Again, sorry for being missing in action but it has been crazy!!!

Owen was a wise man train keeper. He walked behind the main wise man and carried his train. They had to walk down the main isle and then weave through the orchestra area and then up to the top of the stage.

Walking down the isle

Getting ready to walk up the stairs to the top of the stage. Once they are on the stage the huge tail of the robe is laid out on the stairs and once the choir hits the last note Owen and the other kid fluff the robe high in the air and it then is laid completely out on the stairs and it has a massive star on it. I really cant do it justice nor did I get a picture of it all laid out but it is absolutely beautiful and just takes your breath away-- Owen did a great job!!!

Sadly, Ethan was a Sheppard and the way they walked in and went up to the Nativity was hard to capture from where I was sitting and with my little camera. I was able to get this one picture that I had to lighten just so you could see him. Ethan is the Sheppard right in front of the Angel who is standing not kneeling. He did so good in his part and really acted his part well. I was so proud of both the boys. This was a huge commitment on all our parts but the boys were committed and did such a good job-- I was very proud of both of them!!!

After the performance we went back to our house for pizza and dessert.

Not sure why when I turn my camera the long way that the flash always leaves a dark spot but it does and it drives me nuts. This would have been a cute picture of Mia but half the picture was dark. I lightened it a bit just to show her cute little face!

Mia and Hailey in their favorite place-- on top of the counter with the chocolate chip cookie ready to go into the oven. Hailey and Mia play soooo well together!!

The girls on the counter. HAiley is 4, Mia 2 and Savannah is 7 months younger than Mia.

So our crazy weekend is over. Deep breaths and now we get to get ready for the next week/ weekend. Lots going on but not as crazy as this past weekend. Hope you all are well and I will soon be to your blogs to catch up!


  1. You know...our camera does the dark spot too when we turn it sideways. it must be some way that we're holding it. hmmmmm.....I'll have to work on that!!

    I know your boys had a GREAT time in the drama. We are So involved in drama and musicals. They do take a lot of time...but they are SO worth it!!

    I hope you enjoy your busy week. It's crazy that things are so busy! Oh well...this is the time of the year!!! Have a great week! Love your pix!

  2. LOVE the pictures even if you say they are not very good..
    Looks like the boys did soooo well..
    How fun...
    You have been a busy gal..
    Love the picture of Mia.. like always she is soooo adorable..
    Have a Great Week..
    Miss ya lots girly..

  3. We might be coming down to the boat for New Year's.. if so I am going to try and see if we can hook up ..

  4. Christy,

    The pictures are so beautiful of
    the Church performance and Mia
    looks so beautiful in red. I too
    will be coming to Ca. very soon
    I will give you a jingle!

    Many Hugs,


  5. Hi Christy,

    I am feeling so busy and overwhelmed myself...for once I can say the camera is the last thing on my mind....I did not take any pictures this past unlike me!!

    Looks like the performance went really well!! The kids look so is definitely Mia's color....she is so adorable!!

    Try to hang in there....only 10 days to go....


  6. Our weekend was busy too. We had our China families reunion and next week we have our church performance. This time of year gets crazy!

    Glad you boys did so well!


  7. I feel your pain, I've been a blogger MIA too because of how busy we are! Looks like you had a very fun and crazy weekend! I love all of the pictures!

  8. Why does it get so crazy??? This year came so fast...the performance looked perfect. Lucy's favorite spot is on our kitchen island too!!

  9. Wow -- what a great performance that had to be -- so special that your boys were part of it! Funny -- Maddy (at 7)still sits on the counter too! Love Mia's cute red dress! Have a great week.


  10. Wow that looks like quite a production! The boys looke like they're enjoying themselves. Mia, as always, is adorable. I looove her little t-strap Mary Jane's.

    Gin =)

  11. she is so cute. looks like the boys did very well in their parts.

  12. Looks like a great performance and sounds like the week was way too busy. I'm sure you're ready for the break!

    Loved your Dland pictures!!! We are so excited to be there in a few weeks! Hope we can catch up while we're there.

  13. Sounds like a very crazy weekend! LOVE Mia's dress and cute lil smile:)