A badgger if you will.
Like many of you, I have been super busy with holiday stuff! My sister came home earlier this week, and Kyle’s sister was in town for a little bit. That, combined with Christmas preparation = Amy is a badgger (bad + blogger).
To start off the holiday season, I went to our old high school’s winter choir concert with Kyle, his sister (Ashley), and his brother (Travis). All 3 of them were in choir. Kyle hated it, but I think Travis and (definitely) Ashley loved it.
Ashley, who is a professional singer now, was in Beauty Shop- a quartet (I think it’s a quartet??) of hand selected girls who sing acapella (I think??) <–you see how much I know…
Well, during their winter concert, they bring up the alum to come up and sing! There’s his sis- she’s on the far right in teal/green with the mic.
At the very end of the concert, they reserve 2 songs (Carol of the Bells and Silent Night) for all the alum to join in and sing.
And since ^^ that photo isn’t great…
Fun night! Nothing like Christmas music to get you in the holiday spirit!
Thursday immediately after work, I came home and started baking. I had to make cookies for all of my coworkers. Let me just say, I think I have too many coworkers.
I also made peppermint pinwheels. Basically a sugar-type cookie with some peppermint extract, and 2 layers of different colored dough, rolled together.
Baking cookies is one of my favorite things to do around the holidays. But man, 200-ish cookies in one night is rough.
Later, I got to open my birthday present from my little sister (Annie).
She started this project in October- she contacted a bunch of my loved ones (aunts, uncles, a couple of Kyle’s family members, my parents), and had them write letters to their 24-year-old-selves. It was like reading their stories, but also listening to their advice- you know, things they wish they would have done, things they’re glad they had done, etc.
The final product- She made a folder with a bunch of old photos and then placed each letter inside. Best. Present. Ever.
And after I got to open that present, my parents called us outside
Our newest family members. I know some people don’t like blow-up Christmas decorations, but I say there’s nothing wrong with a human sized polar bear.
Do you like choir music?
Best present you’ve ever received?
Do you like blow-up Christmas decorations?