December 07, 2007

it's beginning to 'look' a lot like christmas...and tender mercies

oh what a day yesterday was. i am grateful that i lived and that my children lived and that it's a new day. last night i was grateful to go to the kids christmas concert. it was such a tender mercy that the lord knew i needed. as i sat listening to the festive music i was able to think of all the wonderful blessings i have. and even though it seems, at times, that those blessings bring me the most pain and heartache sometimes...i do love them. i do. and no matter what i am feeling at certain moments in the day...anger, rage, loss of control...and the thoughts that come with those moments...i love my blessings. thank you, b for reminding me of that.

the kids were so cute tonight. k, a, and m sang 3 songs each with their classes and i was so happy to see them smiling and waving to me in the audience. the kindergarteners sang away in a manger first.

they were so cute and all dressed up in their best christmas attire.
m loved singing and then eventually watching k and a.
a got to stand next to his best friend, timothy. they were so cute too.

and k had a duet with her best friend, marleah. she did so well!
they all made me teary eyed! what a wonderful way to end a very difficult day.

this morning we woke up to this.
SNOW? 'i thought i didn't snow in the desert?', one of the kids asked. me too! but here it is and i got to shovel the driveway. it's a lot bigger than the one in utah. i liked that one much better.
and this is the beautiful house we get to look at everytime we look out our front door. i love it.
now it's beginning to 'feel' a lot like christmas.


Miles and Bex said...

What is going on, there is snow there but still no snow in Alaska! I can not believe it. Crazy weather. We are sure loving global warming up here. I love all the pictures. i am happy the kids have made great friends!

nettifer said...

Your kids look so beautiful up there singing their little hearts out! Love their dresses and what is it about this time of year that makes all of us moms just cry about our kids! Love it! Glad you had a wonderful evening and you got to spend time with your family.

Heather Jones said...

I am with you I need snow for it to feel like Christmas!! Your kids do look so darling and i think this time of the year all emotions are right at the survice!!

Kristi said...

What a fun thing to do this time of the year! Brayden has one coming up in a few weeks and I can't wait. I agree it just doesn't feel like Christmas without snow!!

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Bellie said...

Your kids all looks so cute wearing their nice little Chirstmas outfits, adorable! The Christmas season is definately here I can feel it also.

tasha said...

Looks like fun! Snow helps bring in the Christmas feeling! Your kids looks so usual. Love keeping in touch with ya!

Veronica said...

So sorry you had such a rough day!! I am in that boat right now with everyone being sick. The kids looked so cute at the concert!