Tuesday, December 14, 2010

a blog famine feast

Mini-post #1...

Duke and I have been making an effort to see as many Christmas concerts for the children we know as time will possibly permit. I was recently called to be the Primary president in our ward (aka assigned a position working with children in our church) so we know A LOT of children.

We've dragged our boys to see orchestras, bands, and choirs. They have been surprisingly well-behaved considering they are sort-of toddlers. Perhaps they're becoming cultured, or it could be that we're boring them to death.

I am really learning that the concerts and activities and all of the time commitments we have can be great opportunities for family time. Yes, lately we've sacrificed what is usually our couch-potato togetherness, but it feels nice to be out and about, recreating instead.

I remember when I was in a school choir or play and I would notice a friend or church leader in the audience, how it would make me beam with confidence. Duke and I see that same feeling written in the faces of the children we make the effort to support, and I tell you what, one second of their joy is worth ten episodes of The Office (and maybe eight of Modern Family).

We're looking forward to many, many years of elementary, middle and high school concerts, with our family serving together by simply showing up.


Mini-post #2...

Hooray for Christmas crafts... I have so much to do before the big day! Yikes.


Mini-post #3...

It's couples like this that make me love being a photographer for the chance I get to witness and preserve great tenderness. Does life get any better?


Mini-post #4...

Winter formal dance time! Look at my beautiful sister. I am so proud of her. I did her hair using this tutorial.

Then I took pictures of her beautiful group of friends. These kids are so very inspiring. Good, young people.

Speaking of good, young people, I also took some photos for one of the most amazing young ladies I've ever met. She has an incredible awareness of her own purpose and potential at such a young age. Like I said; amazing.

Enchanting.


Mini-post #5...

The boys haven't been feeling so well. But they've been very good to each other. Who could ask for anything more?


Mini-post #.... what number am I on... oh, whatever...

My dad brought us a tree, the smallest on the lot (though it about touches our ceiling), and it was quite an adventure putting it up.

Something you may have guessed about me; I can be violently independent.

Dad dropped it off, expecting me to wait for Duke to return from work and help me saw it down. Well, we didn't have a saw. And I didn't wait for Duke. It didn't quite fit the stand so I used a wood-carving tool and hammer to make it fit. As my kids watched me carry the upright, 200 lb tree around the living room, getting myself super muddy and almost squashing my body cartoon style, all I could think was, "I hope this won't be their earliest memory."

In the above picture I'm about to leave to sing in a Christmas choir-performance.

I adore this time of year.

And now my blog is like a starving person who suddenly eats a giant feast. Hopefully it doesn't puke.

Merry early-December!

9 comments:

Whitney Lane said...

loved the feast! love the sight (and sound) of children celebrating christmas through christmas. loved the older couple who still look so in love. love your red tights and your adorable hair. love it all!! :)

Trapper and Suzy said...

Wonderful post, Megan. :O) You're creating the best memories for your children. Have a Merry Christmas!

She Loves To Make said...

I want to go out and buy some red tights after seeing that picture of you! So cute! I think your family is so inspiring.

Trina said...

Ooo! That updo is gorgeous!!

Eden Ruth said...

So I did everything from Theater to chorus to piano...Basically what I am trying to tell you is I have a very large special place in my heart for all the people that came to see me perform. You are so right :)

Sarah said...

Your red tights are wonderful!
Beautiful pictures, as always. :)

Samantha and Dustin said...

I am so not surprised that you're the Primary Pres! You're perfect for it! Have fun! We are coming home if the weather is good so hopefully we can get together!!!

The life of Jayne said...

I love the idea of going to as many concerts as your can! So fun! :)

N. Puga said...

your hair is so darling.
i love it short.