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Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Tuesday Tidbits

We watched Annie (the 2014 version) over the weekend, and the next morning Rory told me she had a dream that I was Mrs. Hannigan. I'm sure my standard reaction over the constant state of her room had no influence on this connection.

Our church handed out coats and warm weather accessories this past weekend in an impoverished area of town. Not only did it suddenly turn freezing cold with rain, but we heard gunshots and Rory got punched in the back (she's totally fine). Surprisingly enough (and I'm thrilled about this fact), what the kids took away from the day was how grateful everyone seemed for the hotdogs, chips, and used coats.

Becky bought me a grown-up coloring book with pencils for my birthday, and I have to say it's been kind of relaxing to color . . . not something I would have thought I would enjoy. She bought me this one, and then I couldn't resist the Christmas version.

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Kids are out of school all week while Brian and I are working Monday/Tuesday so we've been pawning them off to aunts and friends.

In an effort to get ahead of the holiday rush, we put up the Christmas tree this weekend. My goal is to have all Christmas shopping and wrapping done by December 1. Miracles are still possible.

Speaking of miracles, if we have a Christmas card this year - that will be a miracle. Who knew taking pictures of 9 and 12 year olds would be. so. hard.

What's not hard? Taking a picture of this girl.

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2 comments:

mary said...

Melissa, she is soooo adorable.

Also, I wanted to help support the kids desire to return to Korea. Could you send me a mailing address? I was so impacted by Camden's emotional reaction to going to Korea.

In friendship.
Mary DeGennaro

Vicky said...

Have you heard of Zentangle? If you like coloring, I bet that is something you'd enjoy as well- I can just see your creative eye creating something very clever and beautiful.