December. It's crazy how fast this month has gone by. To think that Christmas is about a week and a half away is crazy! There's still so much to do, like finish my final paper for class, complete my holiday shopping and making sugar cookies for Santa.
I figured since there's so much going on and I don't really have a lot of time to spare for the blog, I'd entertain you with some pictures.
Here's our first true snow of the season. It didn't last for long, but there's still a spot or two in the yard that's more white than green. It was pretty while it lasted...
Then there's been the challenge of caring for our dog. While he seems to be improving a little every day, he's still nowhere near himself yet. He's still walking into walls, furniture, people and the other dog. He spills more food than he eats if left to fend for himself, which we attempt only in an effort to see if he's made any improvements.
We also had the big family Christmas party. Yours truly, with the help of one of my sisters-in-law, was responsible for organizing the event. Somehow, despite all the craziness in our lives, I managed to get the invitations mailed and the hall rented. The rest of it just kind of came together. Thank goodness!
Oh, and we got our Christmas tree. We didn't bother with the hayride this year, much to the youngest boy's disappointment. Instead, we snagged one of these pre-cut trees near the barn door before running inside to get our picture taken with Santa.
Then there was this. I really wanted to see the Nutcracker this year, but the dates didn't work in our holiday schedule. I was determined to do something unique, though, so I kept searching until I found that our local Youth Theater was running Dickens's A Christmas Carol. I'm so glad I did. It was a very unique interpretation, one presented from the author's point-of-view. The entire cast consisted of three men.
There. I think I've covered my December so far!