Saturday, December 13, 2008

Christmas Concert & Other Stuff

We went to the SMCC Christmas concert earlier today. It was fabulous, but that's not surprising since we have so many talented musicians. The kids loved it, and we loved having Scott and Robin come with us. They kept Ethan happy giving him lots of Hershey's Kisses. He liked the music anyway, so we didn't have any problems.

After that we went to eat at Noodles & Company, and it was delicious. We'd never been there before, and it's always fun to try new places. They had chopsticks and chopstick helpers there, which the kids brought home with them, and played with for the rest of the afternoon. How easy it is to entertain them.

Scott helped Troy put the rest of the doors up in the basement while Robin and I visited and the kids ran amuck. It's so nice to have such helpful family members, who are always willing to help.

Then this evening we went to a birthday party for Jessica, our niece, and had some good ice cream cake. Trudy's house is all decked out for Christmas, and it made us realize how scroogey we are, since we never put lights up outside or anything. It looked so pretty, but it wasn't enough to make us want to do all the work on our house. We'll just enjoy the beauty of other people's houses. :)

I also wanted to add that if you haven't checked out the link for Josh Rosenthal that I put in a couple posts down, take a minute to do so. If you go to his myspace page: you can hear one of his Christmas songs and it's so, so beautiful. I just love Christmas music that focuses so much on Jesus and why He came.


  1. You're so lucky to have family close enough for all that fun! I'm glad you got help with the basement and everything. Brandon put lights up on our house... they look pretty, but our house looks plain next to our neighbors who have blown up santas on their roof and lights galore!

  2. I am glad you got a night our and have enjoyed a couple of concerts. And I would love to sit by a fireplace and fall asleep reading too!

    The movies we watched were The Bucket List (good), Untraceable, The Gaurdian, and Get Smart (which we didn't finish).