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Psalm 78
. . . we will tell the next generation the praiseworthy deeds of the LORD, his power, and the wonders he has done. .
so the next generation would know them . . . and they in turn would tell their children.
Then they would put their trust in God and would not forget his deeds but would keep his commands.

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Goodbye 2013

Our Christmas break was restful and refreshing. With Mr. Edwards on a vacation from work, we were able to enjoy some togetherness as a family, and as a couple without the kids. It was a lovely fortnight that I want to remember.

Some highlights of Christmas break:

Christmas Eve candlelight service

Gingerbread men
Sugar cookies

Pentatonix Carol of the Bells
Crocheted mittens
Miracle bread
Fish tacos (Can you believe we had never had fish tacos before? It turns out that baked tilapia, coleslaw, shredded cheddar, salsa and a dollop of sour cream is a great combination inside a tortilla.)

Homemade tortillas
Times Square jigsaw puzzle
Time with friends
Time with family and cousins 

A Christmas Carol, produced by the Edwards and Carr kids! 

Family Movie fun:
Monsters, inc. (although we all saw Monsters University this fall, the younger kids did not remember seeing the original!)

Thoroughly Modern Millie

Hello, Dolly!
My Favorite Wife 

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty. 
Mr, Edwards and I did dinner and a movies with some friends last weekend. We topped off a leisurely dinner packed with great conversation by seeing The Secret Life of Walter Mitty. I really liked this quirky film. It resonated in so many ways, and was just plain fun to watch. Charming yet side-splitting funny in parts. (There was one scene, however, making a joke about Benjamin Buttons, that was for me a swing and a miss.) 

Last week I re-read The Chosen by Chaim Potok. Last time I read The Chosen I was a teenager and two decades later it is still one of my all-time favorite books.

Hope and Sydney have been reading all sorts of books, Jane Eyre among them. Lane has been reading Rick Riordan's Percy Jackson books. Toby has been reading Henry and Mudge books to me, but he also listened to The Lightning Thief (in addition to re-listening to his favorite audiobooks, Lord of the Rings). We have also all been listening to The Blue Fairy Book. 

Mr. Edwards and I had a wonderful getaway to Kansas City.

Happy New Year!

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