decemberists

Jan 24, 2017
Since we are almost to February, I figure I need to document our December before it is too distant a memory. 

December was a happy blur of parties, playing, concerts, christmas prep, basketball games, and endless traditions.

Macey performed 2 songs in the Scera Christmas Concert.  She even had a solo. I was too busy actually watching the show to get any pictures, but here's a post performance shot with the boys.  


And the best part about taking classes at the local theatre is the $2 kid snack packs.  Helped them make it through about half the acts.  



She also had her first Elementary choir concert.  


Crew also rocked his first Preschool concert.


doesn't get much cuter than a bunch of 4 year olds trying to sing songs together. 


We got to cheer on BYU at lots of games.  


Ringing the victory bell with Cosmo in his Santa Costume.  Dream come true.  

We lucked out and got 4 of Paul's bosses courtside seats.


dinner, unlimited snacks, amazing view.  These kids are getting spoiled.  



Paul took a Friday off and we did a quick snow shoe trip while Crew was at Preschool.  

turns out Ruby is a bit too heavy for the carrier, but too small for small shoes.  




Then Crew happily got to help Paul put up our lights and blow ups.  It will be a sad day when this takes more than an hour. :)



Kids favorite tradition was once again getting their new ornaments for the tree.

Macey: snowman
Miles: transportation
Crew: North Pole
Ruby: Sweet treats



My favorite tradition is always torturing them with a trip to see Santa.  

Ruby was not pleased and for the first time in her entire life clung to her stroller and did not want to get out.  Being the good mom I am, I pried those fingers off and handed her over to the stranger with the big beard. 



The boys were super into Santa this year and waited in line for 30 min to talk to him again at the Riverwoods.  

We love visiting the Riverwoods during Christmas.


lots of "baking". 


We of course went to the Domo Christmas Party. AKA, the only time we get dressed up all year.  


School seemed to go FOREVER this year, the 4th grade teachers were smart and took the kids on a field trip to the dinosaur museum.


I love getting to go on field trips and getting to know their friends better and seeing them in their element.  

Paul and I took advantage of our babysitters being out of school by going to a morning showing of Rogue One.  Can't beat the heaters on those recliners.  and it was the best breakfast I have had in a long time. :)


We of course had our lazy moments too.  


and I throughly enjoyed Sodalicious' chocolate cookie with peppermint frosting.  Tasted just like Christmas.  






Tags: decemberconcertsbyuchristmassnowshoeingsantadomo
angie
You're looking really good, Kelsey. Happy and well. I hope you are! You and Paul have always set a good example of dating. I love your pink hat!
nana
Love all the wonderful events and things you did in December. So happy you are a good mom like me and make sure to take the kids to sit and Santas lap for a picture, always my favorite. Another favorite of mine is the yearly ornaments. Love your December!

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