Sunday, December 10, 2017

A Little After Church Entertainment

What do you do when Mom and Baba have to stand around and shake hands with everyone after worship? You entertain yourself in the narthex. Here's what Davis did today.......

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Hometown Christmas

We spent Friday evening at Hometown Christmas on the lawn of City Hall in Fruitland Park. What a lovely tradition in our small town! Even though it was 77 degrees outside, we had a fabulous bonfire and got our annual selfie in front of it. 

The big boys wanted to climb the rock wall and play laser tag and had a blast! 

All Davis wanted to do was meet Santa. We saw the Grinch in line but Davis didn't want a picture with him. Davis told Santa what he wanted for Christmas and was thrilled to get a candy bag and stuffed teddy bear from Mrs. Claus. 

And we spent a little bit of time checking out the Snowman contest with the members of City Council. That's Chris, our friend from church, getting all decked out. And me with his wife Meredith.

It was a fun evening and thankfully we had time to do everything we wanted before the rain started! Love living in the city of Fruitland Park with these fun hometown traditions. 

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

The Big Birthday Gift

So first he was going to use his birthday money for a hoverboard. But then he discovered this online. Many thanks to family and others who contributed to Wesley's birthday fund. This is what he got and he loves it!!!! It's even got two smaller wheels on the back and in two days he's learned how to use them for tricks. Will try to post some action videos later. 

Monday, December 4, 2017

Christmas Recital Time

Sunday afternoon was the boy's annual Christmas recital. Here's their teacher, Terry Anne Farner, one of our church members. 

Here's Wesley playing "Joy to the World" on the guitar. 

And here's Parker playing "Angels We Have Heard on High" on the piano. 

Sunday, December 3, 2017

Christmas on Parade

Saturday night was the Leesburg Christmas Parade. It wasn't a cool evening, but the Christmas spirit was definitely in the air. Once again all three boys participated, representing three different parts of our life - Scouts, Church Camp and School. Davis rode the Cub Scout float this year. 

Wesley dressed up as a "Villager" for the Warren Willis golf cart brigade. 

And Parker marched in the Carver Middle School band for the last time in this parade. 

Friday, December 1, 2017

More Birthday Fun

On Tuesday at church, we celebrated Daryl's birthday along with Jill our preschool director. They shared an amazing chocolate cake!!!! 

We also took Wesley and Daryl out for dinner Tuesday night to Johnny Rockets. The waiters sang to them and they each got a special dish of ice cream.

And then on Wednesday night we celebrated with an ice cream cookie cake at home after church too! 

Monday, November 27, 2017

Advent Kickoff

We kicked off Advent at worship on Sunday and both the sanctuary and the FLC looked awesome. The FLC is all done up like the inside of a winter cabin. 

Daryl did the prayers and announcements this week and wore his second of the bowties from the UMW's Missions Possible Auction. He auctioned off his neck space for two Sundays to raise money for missions.

I played the piano for the prelude at both of the traditional services this week. It was the first time I'd played the piano in church in probably twenty years. It was a great way to feel close to my parents and grandparents this holiday season. 

Wesley videotaped me at the early service. This is Michael W. Smith's "Musical Instruments."