Joyful Holidays

December 12th, 2013

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Was it only a month ago that Miah had her piano recital?  I guess it’s been a busy month!  We are so proud of this girl.  She’s been playing piano for less than a year, and is just flying through the levels.  It is a pleasure to listen to her practice each morning, and now Ami is showing an interest as well.

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Two recitals in two days!  We are thankful for an awesome teacher.  Next week they’ll be playing for some Retirement Centers.  Yesterday their small choir sang at a Retirement Home also.  I’m so glad they love music, and are willing to share it with others.

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School has been fun, too.  Here Ami is writing with a homemade quill pen dipped in homemade berry ink, just like the Patriots once did!

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Ami had her annual visit with the cleft team at Children’s Hospital.  The mountain passes were clear this trip, but you can see it was still a long drive!  Her surgeon continues to be happy with her progress, speech, etc.  She will need a surgery in the spring to patch her perforated eardrum, though.  Thankfully her left eardrum healed, and she is hearing well with that ear.

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The girls look forward each week to art class and choir practice with some good friends.  The turkeys they worked on so diligently did not survive till Thanksgiving.

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I see a couple very proud cousins!

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Wish we could see you more often, Benson!

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Somebody made another contribution to L*cks of Love!  And she is SO happy to be rid of all the tangles!

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We had to go Christmas Tree hunting to find some snow.  Good thing Ami reminded Dad to throw in the sled!

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This was before our single digit temperatures, but the campfire still felt good!

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The Christmas Tree skirt is getting shorter…

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And shorter!

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We finally got some snow at our elevation.

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It wasn’t much, but it still brings joy!

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Speaking of joy, Ry’elle certainly brings joy to Miah and Ami when they see her each week.  I think they bring her joy, too.

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It must be Christmas time!  Cooks in the kitchen!

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Saying Hi to Lily the Camel.

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And visiting our local village of Bethlehem.  We are enjoying the Season!

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