December was a jam-packed month....
December Nights @ Balboa Park
Saw a little Nutcracker, ate Iranian food & sang Hallelujah. Christmas in San Diego at it's finest.
Visit with Santa @ The Spencer's Sports Club
|A San Diego Ice company even takes pity on our Southern California kiddos & makes 'snow' for them to play in.|
A new yearly tradition.
One Saturday morning I had a chance to accompany the PQ2 Ward to photograph a Christmas Breakfast they hosted at the Interfaith Alliance in Escondido. The Young Men & Young Women from the ward cooked & served breakfast, hosted crafts, broke 2 pinatas & provided a visit from Santa including a present for every little boy or girl who attended. Keller & I were able to pick out & donate a toy to the activity for a boy about Keller's age. I had the joy to photograph the little boy getting his present from Santa & opening with lots of smiles:
Later that day our family started our own Super Service Saturday.
In just a few hours we:
Bought lunch at Subway for a nice grandma behind us in line
Provided a Subway gift card & McDonalds gift cards to two down-on-their-luck gentlemen
Left 5 $1 bills hidden at Dollar Tree for someone else to buy a Christmas gift
Donated a toy
Delivered 5 milkshakes to the nurses on the Oncology floor of a hospital
This was my favorite activity of our Christmas season.
Keller's Christmas Piano Recital.
God Rest Ye Merry Gentleman & Up On the Housetop
|We love Miss Lorraine|
|The month of December provided night after night of spectacular sunsets.|
Celebrating Keller's Birthday - 1st Grade Style
1st Grade Christmas Program
Next, it was on to Cedar City to have a Merry Marchant Christmas:
|Keller helping make peanut butter balls|
|Ice Skating. Thank goodness for Adam Soper teaching Keller [and Chad] the tricks.|
|Christmas Jammies / Christmas Eve Dinner @ the Clarke's|
|...while Keller sleeps under the Christmas blanket my Grandma made for me when I was 7.|
|Kel & Uncle Bubby with his new PUNK [Professional Uncle, No Kids] shirt|
|Marchant Mayhem Cousins|
|Chad made Keller a custom 7 pancake with 7 candles|
Then it was off to Kanab to visit Grandma & Papa Hamblin to continue the celebration:
|The boy's requested cheesecake for his birthday cake.|
All in all - It was all fabulous...and busy...and tiring. Merry Christmas.