I finally have time to sit down and blog after the craziness finally subsided. I got most of my Christmas cards out today and I did a little baking this afternoon. We have run here and run there, partied, sung carols, sat through a Christmas program and had a very interesting encounter.
Saturday, started the craziness with rehearsal for the kids Christmas musical which we could drop them off at and go shopping finally. We went and shopped and then ran back to pick the kids up to take them to a birthday party. We went and shopped some more while they attended the party. We dropped the gifts off at a friend's and then picked the kids up to go home. Our house was Old mother Hubbard's cupboard and we needed to grocery shop too!
Sunday, we went to church where I taught Sunday school and then I went to a lunch for a friend's birthday. Came home from lunch and took the kids to the final rehearsal for the program where I got wrangled in to making copies of the program. Came home got ready and went to the program to find everyone and there brother saving seats. I found a empty row in the back where I could set up the tripod to record the program. I invited my friend R to come and bring her daughter with her since she is 5 and would enjoy that sort of thing. We are sitting there chit chatting and all of the sudden R spots her daughter's biological mom three rows ahead of us. Her daughter was adopted out of foster care and knows she is adopted and has met the mom once. She was three days old when she got brought home from the hospital by R and her husband J so this woman is just the biol not the mom. Anways she knows R from visitation and so R decided to let her know she was there and said "hello". Come to find out the uncle and brother of R's daughter have been going to our church and I had no idea. So that was a very awkward stressful situation.
Monday, I hosted a ladies get together for our mission's group at my home for 12 women. Because we had been on the go the house got messy and I stayed up late on Sunday and rose early Monday to prepare. It turned out well and all enjoyed themselves. They left and one of them left something and had to come back and ended up staying a few hrs.
Tuesday, Marty had a promotional exam for Sergeant at work and I needed to help him prepare for that. He was very nervous and needed to memorize some stuff for the exam. He thinks it went well and we will find out in 4-6 weeks if he goes on to the Chiefs interview. I finally sat down after he left and addressed Christmas cards and envelopes to get in the mail.
Today, I mailed the cards and baked some cookies. On top of all this last week Marty got a cold, then I got a cold, Elizabeth had a cold and last night Conner ran fever and had flu like symptoms.
I finally got some time to come online and upload pics and videos from the weekend. I have the video up on my Flickr page but probably shouldn't post it here since it has other people's kids in it. Email me for the link to the Flickr page to see the video and I can't put that here since it has my last name in the title.
Here are the ladies event's