Saturday, December 18, 2010

Michael's Christmas Band Concert, Part 2

John shot some video of Michael's band concert. Here they are:

This is the Jazz Band warm-up.

This is one of the Jazz Band numbers.

John's Company Party and Tron Screening

On Thursday night, John and I went to his company's (Digital Domain) party. It started with an advanced screening of Tron Legacy, then we went to the W Hotel for the party. We hadn't been out in a while on an official "date," so it was a lot of fun to have an excuse to dress up.

Michael's Christmas Band Concert

Michael is in the Advanced Band and Jazz Band this year. We went to his holiday concert this week. He was fantastic! Here are a couple of photos.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Christmas Tree Decorating

The kids, John, and I decorated the tree for family night.

Christmas Trees

For the past several years, we've cut our own Christmas Tree at a local Christmas Tree Farm. This year, the Hicks and Livingston families joined us. We had a great time!

You will notice there are quite a few more pictures, because Michael and I each had a camera. Michael also got a few pictures of me.

This one is at the Hicks' home. John and Andy helped put up the tree for them.

David's Gingerbread House

I think I've mentioned it before, but David is taking "culinary arts" this year at his high school. Most recently, they made gingerbread houses. Here's his creation.

One of the Best Christmas Gifts We Ever Bought!

Two years ago, we gave AJ a "Trick Track" car set for Christmas. He insisted that he would use it, but we weren't so sure. Boy were we wrong! Here the boys are again, using it in the new house. (Shh, don't tell AJ, but we've bought two small additions to this set for Christmas this year.)

A.J.'s an Award Winner!

A.J.'s elementary school takes reading seriously. They have a huge accelerated reader collection and use it as part of the reading curriculum. Each child has a goal for the trimester. If they meet the goal, they can participate in a free pancake breakfast. If they exceed their goal and earn 150% of their points goal, they receive a medal and a certificate in an award assembly.

A.J. did just that. We are so proud of him!

Thanksgiving with Friends

We invited our friends, the Livingston's and the Hicks', over for Thanksgiving dinner. We had a wonderful time and really enjoyed spending the holiday with them.