Some highlights of Christmas break:
Christmas Eve candlelight service
Pentatonix Carol of the Bells
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.)
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
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.