29 days between Thanksgiving and Christmas this year... NOT ENOUGH TIME! We thought we finally had a year to enjoy the holidays... Chris decided NOT to play basketball this year, meaning NO pre-season holiday tournaments. So... we made plans... then, mid December, Chris was asked by the coach to reconsider and join the team... and Chris said yes... needless to say, with as much as we enjoy Basketball season, we were DOUBLE scheduled... trying to get Chris to practices and games while we had plans... but we love Chris and our OGHS Patriots, so... here we go again!!!
This short Christmas season seemed a bit odd... we missed our annual Christmas light drive AND we didn't do any baking. BUT, we did several new things! We took Anna to see "The Nutcracker" at the Center for the Arts and saw the "Tree Lighting" at the Center (with the Christmas Angel on stilts and SNOW with friend, Julian!)
We enjoyed dinner party after dinner party with friends Lynda and Phil and we TOTALLY LOVED our night with new friends Daniella and Alex and Daniella's parents (Joseph & Goldie from Slovakia) and their homemade Kapustnica (traditional Slovak Christmas soup with sausage, mushrooms, & sauerkraut.... YUM!)... and the Slovak braided cheese and cookies.... OH YEAH!