Thanksgiving weekend was full of family and I haven't found my way back here to recording til now. Our son flew in from Germany. It's a huge novelty to us that any of them can be here in a couple hour's time.
Please tell me other families use their smart phones to fortify their debate positions. At one point three of us were furiously googling. Speed referencing. ; D
Saturday was the class feis for our dance school. This is the fifth year some of them have danced but the first time one of their brothers has been able to come along. After an hour he was very impressed. After 5 or 6hrs their brother was pretty sure this would hold him over for a while.
This brother manned the music.
and this one was just...done
We sent Asher back home Sunday after lots of food and hours of tv series catch up with his sister and more hours of the inane debates only my family can get wrapped around the axle over.
Trust me. We.are.crazy.
The days that followed have been steady. We brought the Christmas decorations upstairs. Sunday we set up the advent wreath. Every day we have done a little bit more after school time. Abbie and Aidan changed the wreaths on Monday. Tuesday we pulled down the autumn banner. Then we put away the Indian corn and leaf garlands and pumpkins. We replaced our centerpiece. Today we set the nativity up. It feels like a sane pacem which is good. Sane is good right now. I like sane. By Christmas Eve it will all be in place. It is an Austin family advent - minus the baby part.