Christmas is filled with joy and a lot of activities. My Mom has come out from the Land of Twinkle and Shine (aka Las Vegas). We are really enjoying her visit. She does a lot of dishes and plays a lot of Uno Attack.
We did get the yearly picture with Santa at the mall and this year Wokelle was the only one still riding the little train at the mall. Sort of sad that all the kids have grown too big for our annual train ride.
Riane was working hard on a dramatic presentation of Mary Ponders. A dear lady at our church used to teach Riane's Sunday School class when Riane was little. When we returned to the church and Riane is all but grown up, she came up to me and said, "I have finally found my Mary!" I didn't know what she meant, but apparently she had Riane in mind for this Christmas Cantata. The choir was behind her singing the whole cantata and there was a narrator and Riane was upfront representing the young Mary. Our friend rehearsed with her several Saturdays to work out all the blocking and emotional responses. It turned out fabulous.
The church secretary and choir director surprised us by putting her picture on the front of the bulletin.
It is something to see your children come into their own and use their gifts to glorify the Lord.