Thursday, December 31, 2015

goodbye, 2015!

we sent out the year the only way we know how....with lots of fire!

happy new year's eve from the cul-de-sac crew!  come on, 2016!  we're ready for you!! 

Monday, December 28, 2015

scenes from christmas

christmas has come and gone, and we have the pictures to prove it!  we have new legos, socks, pull-up bars, and enough books and weapons to last us for a while!  even abe got some goodies!

until next year....

Friday, December 25, 2015

Thursday, December 24, 2015

last day of the semester

we started celebrating the beginning of christmas break last week with the last day of school for 2015 on thursday!  i had some excited people who were actually very willing to get out of bed that morning! 

william once again had a little concert before school.  i don't know how he got the job of providing the christmas music every year, but he loves it.  and he did a fabulous job with all of his carols and hymns. 

he even had a groupie this year!  most everyone comes in and listens to a song or two and then goes on to class.  this little boy rested his head on the piano and stayed there for the entire 30 minutes.  he never moved.  it was really cute! 

reed's class acted out luke 2 and threw in some hymns and a few little extras.  reed was the angel of the lord.  he had the hiccups during his part, but he still made sure that those shepherds got the message!

and then they partied.

and those sweet little angels turned into crazy people having an indoor snowball fight.  (note: teachers deserve this christmas break!)

wes had a party, too.  his party included reindeer antlers, charlie brown, and lots of sugar.  that would be a success in his book.   

half the year down, half to go.  is it too early to start the countdown to summer?

Wednesday, December 16, 2015


a football game.  i don't remember which one, but it was the only one other than the very first game (strange) that we needed sweatshirts!

this kid has the best bed head! (let's just all pretend not to notice that he has his shirt on backwards and inside out.  is this something they grow out of?  maybe one day his wife will think that is cool.)


reed had a field trip a few weeks ago when we were out of town.  my mom got the privilege of seeing the ag center up close!

another football game!

did you ever wonder who the goofball of the group is?  wonder no more. 

wes' christmas play....shepherds, sheep, and a savior.

gingerbread house!!!

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

star of wonder

last week, our kiddos at LPC put on their christmas program, star of wonder.  once again, they did a fantabulous job!  i have to admit that right before thanksgiving, i wasn't sure that we were going to be able to pull it off.  but, we have some talented kids that made sure we got it together.  plus, they are all pretty dang cute!!

ready to rock and roll!

reed doesn't look excited here, but he did sing his heart out.  he didn't put on quite the show that he did the previous year, however!  :)

the best picture i could get of wes from my knees while i was dancing down below the first pew!  (my best friend and i were in charge of the dancing!  apparently, we are the ones with the moves!)

my rock star!

way to go, kiddos.  i'm resting up my legs, and i'll be ready to get my groove on next fall!