Monday, December 20, 2010

A Garble Of Things

The other day the kids asked for pancakes. As I was in the process of making the batter, I saw some chocolate chips and thought, "Hmmm, wonder if the kids would like chocolate chips in their pancakes?" So I cooked the pancakes to look like Mickey Mouse shapes and then used the chocolate chips to make the face. When the kids came to eat they were astonished to see the Mickey Mouse chocolate chip pancakes. They scarfed down the pancakes and then asked for more. Tyson said I was the best mom! YEAH! Finally, I did something right and all it took was a few chocolate chips. It would have been nice to have known this little tid bit of information a long time ago.

For the past month I have been practicing with the ward choir for our Christmas program. I have been singing Alto, which is completely out of my element, but I went with it. My mom has always sang Alto and I the Soprano parts of music, so for me to sing Alto has been a bit difficult. Anyways, we sang during our ward sacrament meeting and during the stake's Christmas Program. I have been really nervous for these two performances, and so have been privately practicing on my own, just so I didn't screw up! The choir's performances were wonderful and I didn't sound too bad either. I kind of like singing Alto. It is still hard for me to find the tone, but with practice, it will get better.

Christmas is approaching quickly. Faster than I want it to. I love the anticipation of the season, the decor, looking for good deals on gifts, and the time to really think about Jesus and his birth. I love that during this time of year, that becomes more thought of than any other time of year. This year, the kids bought a gift for someone else and gave it to the Toys for Tots. It did my heart good to see them give to someone else and be happy about it. I hope my children really learn the true meaning of Christmas, (and enjoy the gifts) but really understand that this is a time to do service for others and to be thankful for Jesus and all he has done for us.
On another note, my shopping is all done, the gifts are almost wrapped, baking is finished and now I can just sit back and enjoy the holidays and my family.


Wendy Lou said...

Girl, hate to be the one to say it but I've always said, you know you're old when you 1-like large plush vehicles, 2-watch Oprah, and 3-enjoy singing in've got at least 1 checked off the list...ha ha ha!!! luv ya!

Holly said...

Enjoyed reading this post.