Around here this week there has been some baking going on.
The cookies are pretty well done.
So is the caramel, which means the small box of baking stuff is headed out to my daughter.
There have also been some fairly large church programs. Last Sunday was the Evening in Excellence for the teenage girls.
We had them do a live nativity for their parents, which was very nice. We had a young family in the ward portray Mary, Joseph and the baby Jesus. Their older 2 children were shepherds and sat so cute with the girls. Their other little boy was adorable dressed up as a donkey and he had the best time rolling around on the stage while the girls were singing. It was cute...and just a little funny...and reminded me of my boys when they were this age, a LOT.
There were beautiful decorations and nativities set all around as well. I have no vision for this, but I'm a good worker bee when someone tells me what to do.
We also had the whole youth group here at the house for hot chocolate after they did some caroling to older people in our congregation. I made an executive decision to have the hot chocolate in the garage because you might remember that I had the carpets cleaned last week. Uh-huh. I told you my timing was way off. 12 year old boys and cups of hot chocolate on my newly-cleaned carpets? Mm....I'm thinking the garage was a better choice for my peace of mind. And I totally forgot to take any pictures while I was doling out 5 gallons of hot chocolate.