Christmas has come with all of its preparations. We have been looking forward to it, cutting our own tree, decorating, watching all the obligatory movies, and making cookies. Right now, even, I'm typing this with "It's a Wonderful Life" is playing. All of this along with our busy schedules. I want to post some pictures of what we've been doing the last several months, but to wrap up this post I have to mention one more thing. I guess my world got a little too busy, because on Thursday, after my classroom Christmas party, I was taking a box out to my car and tripped off a curb, stepped wrong on my foot, and it snapped. My fifth phalanage broke clean through. It's not how I wanted to spend this Christmas. There are a million things I have been saving to do until the official Christmas break. Jon and I had a great date night planned to see the third "Hobbit" movie after school on Friday. Many of those things have been deleted from my to do list and, if I'm going to be honest, I've had my fill of dark nights that the "it's unfair" monsters convince me that this year just doesn't feel like Christmas anymore. But, each day my foot feels a little better. Tonight, I think the soreness from using one leg and crutches is beginning to fade. And maybe it's not going to be so bad after all. I still don't know what I'm going to do once school starts, or how I'm going to get around the classroom, or pass out papers. There's still a couple weeks before then.
For now, here are some pictures to encapsulate our doings since July.
Santa Cruz--The Big Dipper!!!!
Stanislaus County Fair
Columbia Fourth of July Parade
Jon made me this sign for my desk.
First day of school!
Date day in San Francisco--Pier 39
Grant's 3rd birthday! August 11, 2014
New family friends-Rocket and Groot (both girls)
I made this for Ethan for his 5th birthday. He said he wanted an Ironman cake, eating a carrot. Okey dokey.
Silly Ethan made this--it's his Venom costume.
Hurst Ranch fall festival
Christmas tree cutting
Opa's 93rd birthday. Grant had to have his chance to help blow out the candles.
All decorated for Christmas! We did this the night of Opa's birthday.
My Jem and the Hologram sweater for the tacky Christmas sweater contest at work. Totally tubular.
This photo is a little out of place--our Halloween costumes. We were the Guardians of the Galaxy!
Going out to trick or treat