Kati came across this photo online and showed it to Bekah with the words, "This is you."
It is true. Kind of. This fall, we lagged behind our goals in history, math, and science. Morning Time was put on hold. Bekah missed several PE classes and we cancelled all of our Keepers at Home meetings. But not once --not once!-- did she miss choir.
Choir was very important to us this term! We learned this summer that a local music teacher (also a homeschool mom) was offering a new choir class, and we jumped on board too quick to talk about! Music is one of Bekah's loves, and she was thrilled to have the opportunity to learn choir singing. Remember "shining eyes"? Hers were shining!
So with the help of Kati and my dear friend Barbara who provided transportation numerous times, and with the careful arranging of medical appointments after choir lessons, Bekah was able to attend every one of the lessons and rehearsals. On Saturday afternoon, the newly formed choir participated in a wonderful Christmas recital of student musicians.
Bekah provided the piano accompaniment for one of the choir's songs, "Holly Carol." This is a video of that performance...
Sunday found us enjoying a "sweet" afternoon. The weather was crazy-warm. Ron cooked chicken on the grill, not our typical December fare, but it was good. The children played outside...and there was no need for jackets. But before the children went out and before Kati left for a Christmas party with coworkers, we all enjoyed a seasonal but cool dessert that Kristin brought: a peppermint-fudge ice cream pie! Yum!
After dessert, we all recorded our predictions for the new baby's birth date, weight, and height. Sweet anticipation!!
The sweet ending to our afternoon was Grandy. Chocolate-peppermint candy canes. (Isn't anything better with a little chocolate?)
Did I tell you that our oldest grand is now 13?!