On The 1st Day of Christmas...
That's right people, just 12 more days until Christmas! Things are finally falling into place and calming down as the big day approaches. Grandma and Grandpa Vienop were here visiting over the weekend and I had Thur-Sun off. A nice break for a change.
Thursday night was my sisters holiday choir performance. It was pretty good. For some reason it seems like my high school choir was SO awesome that no high school choir I've heard has sounded as good since. And I don't remember feeling as young in high school as my sister and her classmates looked. Bobbe and Michael came with me and as we sat there, Bobbe and I critiqued the performers, lol. Afterwards we went out for Margaritas and Katie joined the 3 of us. It was really nice hanging out with everyone again.
Friday morning I took my Psychology final and met up with dad to go have lunch with Grandma and Grandpa. We went to SteakNShake. Mmm. That place is good, I had never been before! It's kind of like Burgerville back home. After that we went to pick out our Christmas tree. Let me tell you, our tree is like Charlie Brown's Christmas trees Uncle or something, lol. Katlyn didn't want a fat tree this year so dad and I picked out the tallest, skinniest one we could find (which isn't saying much...) and after the guy trimmed the bottom so it would fit in a stand, that tree was tiny!
Friday night we all went to dinner at the Aquarium in the Opry Mills Mall. I had Thai Tuna, very tasty! Then Grandma and Grandpa took my family to see the Rockettes. It was such a good show. Daniel and Katlyn quickly noticed that at least 75% of the audience had white hair... I remember when I was younger going to shows or events with the youth group and thinking the same things they were.. Are there any hot members of the opposite sex here? Glad I don't have to worry about that now. Anyway, like I was saying, the show was really good. The music was great and the different acts were fabulous! I think my favorite act was were the Rockettes dressed up like toy soldiers and marched around!
Saturday Grandma and Grandpa and Michael came over and we played 31 and watched Surviving Christmas. Then we went and saw the Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion The Witch and The Wardrobe. I was impressed. I have read all 7 of the Narnia books at least twice and listened to them on tape... I'm always sceptical of books being turned into movies, but this movie stayed true to the book and wasn't too cartoonish. In fact, I think the same people who made Lord of The Rings are the ones making the Narnia movies. The movie is a little long but if I hadn't known that going into the movie I wouldn't have noticed it at all! Great movie... must see!
Sunday dad led the church service and did an excellent job. Go dad! The music was really good and the message was too. Then we all went back home and decorated the tiny tree, lol. It's cute. Then we played some more 31 and went over to Pastor Chris' for dinner. His wife, Judy, is such an excellent cook! After dinner we came back home and exchanged presents with Grandma and Grandpa. I got a beautiful blue/green scarf. gloves and hat set! Then Michael came over and we sang Christmas songs. I also lipsynced a to Santa Baby and danced around the living room... so embarrassing...
Very good weekend! Now I have one more test (biology) to take tomorrow and then school is done for the month. Taylor gets here on Saturday. And most of Christmas shopping is done (in my head at least, I just have to wait for the money to come so I can buy what I'm going to get people, lol.)