A few things:
Saturday evening was our Ward Christmas party. They showed the video for the Light the World campaign and Bishop talked about the little things that make a big difference. They had hors d’oeuvres and everyone brought cookies to share. The activity portion was a family dance! I’ve missed Hometown’s family dances and was delighted they decided to do this one! I never did get to dance with Gordon, but they had a daddy-daughter dance and he held both girls for it. So sweet. My boys went nuts for “Happy” and they learned “YMCA” and a couple of line dances. I wanted someone to swing dance with me but the boys were busy eating treats. Truman said, “I will! After I drink my punch though,” and I figured he’d take his time. He downed the cupful and hopped right up! I think we may have to YouTube some help. It’s been too long, but it was a great time!
During the dance, they were teaching us the Shim Sham. I was holding Lucy and trying to get Paul and Kyle to do it with me. I didn’t catch on very quickly and probably looked silly out there. When I sat back down, I mentioned that to Gordon, and Vanessa, surprised, put down her punch and said, “Mom, you looked like a shooting star!”
Paul was sitting next to me in church yesterday and we were singing Christmas hymns. I was startled to hear his voice so loud and clear–a beautiful soprano voice! I had never heard him really sing, and usually he follows my alto lead. He sang the melody and I was nearly brought to tears. Who knew?
Last night, the older kids were all tucked in bed and Gordon and I were up with Lucy, tying up loose ends before bed. I think Wall-E was playing on the tv, and at one point, someone whistled. Gordon and I both assumed the other of us had done it, until we put it together. It was Lucy! I thought she had a few weeks ago but dismissed it as a fluke. Lucy whistles!
Hope you have a great week! I checked your district calendar and realized that this week is finals. That makes more sense, but sheesh! I hope it goes well! Hang in there.