Tuesday, December 28, 2010
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
For 3 weeks in a row we have had a theatrical production to go to: the Nutcracker, the Grinch, & our churches Christmas Pageant, “Celebration.” On October 16th, Phil stood in line for a couple hours while I was co-hosting a baby shower for tickets to Celebration. It was totally worth it- Thank you Phil! We invited my friend Beth & her husband over for dinner and then we all went to the show. We had a fabulous time; the show was purposeful & spectacular. The portrayal of Jesus’ life always makes me tear up. Houstonians, if you have been missing this Celebration, as our pastor says, “You need to get your head checked.” I highly recommend it next year, but if you didn’t get to go, the CD is on itunes- "All is Well: Songs of Celebration 2010" (No. 7 is my favorite! In fact, I'm listening to it right now). Thanks Beth & Erik for joining us!! We had a blastie-blast!
This was the only picture I got from the evening. You're just going to have to take my word for it: we had a great time!
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
The following weekend we went to see the musical The Grinch. Phil said that he liked this one more because there were words hehe. This was by far the most hilarious musical I have ever been to. My cheeks were hurting when we left because I laughed so much. The Grinch, the character not the behavior of course, was phenomenal! The costumes were spectacular! I want to see it again! Click here for a link to a little montage of the show.
Thursday, December 9, 2010
Anyways, it’s become a tradition in the Hawley house to spend the Friday after Thanksgiving ignoring the frantic Black Friday shoppers & transforming our house into a winter wonderland; this year was no different. We got our tree & decorated the entire house on Black Friday. I just LOVE to wake up a little extra early in the mornings, when the world is still quiet & the house is still dark, to sip my coffee in front of the lighted Christmas tree. Such peace fills the season & it brings me such delight to take time each day to make sure I’m focusing on what matters most, celebrating the birth of our Lord and Savior.