The Sojourner

Monday, December 26, 2011

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

We had a very nice couple of days over the Christmas weekend and I am looking forward to a nice, quiet week between the holidays.  For the first time in weeks, I woke up today with no to-do list - just whatever I want to do.  And I really want to see Dolphin Tale, so I think I will go to the $2 theater all by myself:-)

 Alissa always likes to sing "I Wanna Hippopotamus for Christmas", so we got her one:-)
 Cody wanted an ASU hat.
Heather and Hailee are living with us for a time.  It was very different celebrating Christmas with a little one around again - it has been a LONG time!

I am so very blessed by my wonderful family!  I LOVE cooking great holiday feasts for them and making special treats.  We were able to surprise both our kids this year with unexpected gifts that they are thrilled about - it has been a while since they didn't know everything they were getting for Christmas!  I also set their surprise gifts up in a scavenger-type hunt with clues that led from one clue to another until finally to their gift - it was SO fun!

Hope you all have a very happy holiday week!!

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Cody's Match at McClintock Tournament

This is Cody's first wrestling match at the McClintock Tournament Friday afternoon.  He had a bye on the first round, then won this match!!!  He also won this morning and is now in the semi-finals!!  I am hoping to be there for that match and will post it tomorrow if I get it on video.  I am SO proud of him and how he has progressed in his wrestling!!!  I need a "Wrestling Mom" t-shirt, I think:-)

Wednesday was Alissa's dance performance for her weekly classes.  She performed in hip hop, ballet, modern and Synergy, which is the dance company she is in.  She is so beautiful and has such God-given talent in dance!  I am so thankful she has found this outlet for her talents and has these opportunities to share her giftings.