Monday, December 8, 2008
We love this time of year. The setting up of the tree, the food, and the happy feelings all remind of Christmas and its divine purpose. We want each one of you to know how much we love you. You wouldn't be viewing our blog if you weren't some of our favorite people. Thanks for all you do for our family. We hope you have a great Christmas!
Yeppers, the time has finally arrived to see the movie Twilight! Savannah and I are Twilight freaks and we loved the movie. I agree with the other reviews I have heard that they needed to develop the characters more... but you are squeezing a 498 page book into a 2 hour movie. I thought it was a great addition to the books, so much so that I have seen it 3 times. I even got David to go with me once (on his birthday no less!!) I think he wanted to check out Edward and measure up the competition. I think he really just liked the cars. (Vampires love to drive fast!)
Here is the awesome news for our family. All the elementary children had an assignment at school to write about their favorite holiday memory. Jonah wrote about an experience where Santa had ripped his coat on our fire place and left a piece of his Santa suit hanging on the fireplace guard. After reading it over, Savannah offered to help him "flower" it up a bit. She did a great job. So great, that Jonah's essay won for his school. He was then put in the overall Michigan drawing. And yes... He won! He gets to say a line on the air for Radio Disney AM 910 in Detroit. He was able to ride in the holiday parade with Miss Oakland County (I am sure it was his favorite part) and two players from the Detroit Shock Womens NBA basketball team in the horse and carriage. He also won a Nintendo Wii gaming system. He was so excited and so was his dad. I will say he really earned this though. The parade day was at best 20 degrees outside with snow and blowing wind. He was a frozen Popsicle and so was his dad. I would say he worked for that free game system. Savannah was the first to play it since she was the brains behind the operation. I asked Jonah if he thought Miss Oakland County was pretty and he said "I guess, she was really sparkly". How fun is that! You can see Jonah's picture with the Shock Basketball players at www.wnba.com/shock under the Holiday Parade pictures.
Abigail and her team took first place for her cheerleading competition. We are very proud of her. They now get to go on to a regional competition in Kalamazoo. They did a cheer and a dance routine. The dance routine was adorable. Abigail really did a great job shaking her pom poms (as well as other things)! She is sooooo yummy!