We had never actually seen the Nutcracker before and the three of us absolutely loved it! The music, the dancing, the acting, and the costumes all made it a really good production. I'm so thankful we were able to experience it. Who knows, it just might be a new tradition for us!
|Faith waiting for the Nutcracker to begin|
|Having a fun time at the ballet!|
In the days leading up to the program, she kept asking me if I was going to be on stage with her and I kept telling her no. Thankfully, one of her friends got to stand right next to her during the production so she was chosen to get Faith on the stage and make sure she was in the right place for her lines. Faith actually seemed very comfortable on stage and didn't seem nervous or anxious at all. She was mostly excited and had a lot of fun.
Faith was glad that her grandma and grandpa, along with her great aunt came to the program. Her grandparents and aunt from Canada were able to watch it online. Her grandmother said she watched it with "happy tears."
|Some of the Inspire kids on stage|
|Faith in her angel costume|
|Faith was so glad Grandma and Grandpa came to her program!|
After the program, Faith started a 3-week break from Inspire, which she was pretty sad about. She can't wait to get back to it. I for one am glad for the break however, especially in light of the below zero temperatures and all the windchill warnings that have been in effect. It's a good thing we have had some visitors that have helped to pass the time. One of her favorite visitors was the newest addition to our family!
|Faith meeting her newest cousin, Malachi Daniel|
|Rob and Marla hanging out - she thought our remote was a phone!|
When we got home, Faith was excited to play with one of her Christmas gifts - the latest and greatest version of Wheel of Fortune on the PS4.
|Parents and siblings, including Todd|
|The 3 of us at Grandma and Grandpa's on Christmas Eve|
|Faith with her little cousins|
|My niece Justine and great niece GracieLynn|
|Having fun with Faith|
|It just wouldn't be Christmas without a new Tim Horton's mug from Canada!|
Last week, I got the chance to hang out with my sisters when we went out for lunch, and even though it was freezing cold outside, we braved the weather to make it to my niece's baby shower. It was a fun time of games, food, and lots of gifts for my great nephew who will be born any day now!
|My sister and niece at the baby shower|
|Faith, Rob, and Malachi|
It has certainly been a fun and festive December! We pray that everyone has a warm and safe New Year's as we say goodbye to one year and transition into the next.