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December Wrap Up

22 Dec

December has been a month filled with holiday activity. As for the writing, I’ve taken the month off but will be back at it Jan. 1 for the Fourth Annual JANO Writing Event with Sleuths’ Ink.  If you are a writer or interested in writing, join us!

In the meantime, you can catch up with the Medley’s here.

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December 7, Bryon and I took Grandpa Gary (Bryon’s dad), my mom, my aunt and Grace to Silver Dollar City. This has become an annual trip. The Grands and Aunt go see a show while Bryon, Grace and I ride, ride, ride. It drizzled on us on the way down but was still warm so we forged ahead and hoped for the best. It turned out to be a fantastic night! The crowd was much lighter than normal for fear of the rain so we got to ride over and over.

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Grace was lucky enough (even though she was actually still a half inch too short) to ride Wildfire. She loved it! It was the first time for me to ride it in the dark, and it was pretty awesome.

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I was even lucky enough to get the last smore of the night before the stand closed down.

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We also participated again in our church’s live nativity. Bryon and I have been Mary and Joseph several times and a few times Grace and I were angels. This year I got stuck being a shepherd because we were pokey in signing up. Once again, we got really lucky with the weather and it was a warm, clear night. We’ve frozen our buns off a few years.

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Hundreds of visitors drive through the nine outdoor scenes each year.

Grace was in the church Christmas pageant this year for the first time. She was nervous for a few practices but ended up volunteering to sing a short solo and say a line. She did a great job! You can watch it on YouTube here.

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And last but not least, Grace was a Candy Land Flower in the Niangua version of The Nutcracker at school. Now I’ve never actually seen the real Nutcracker, but those kids did an amazing job. How Mrs. D got that many kids to do such a great job, I have no idea but they did a great job. You can view her performance here.

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One response to “December Wrap Up

  1. Brenda Barker

    December 22, 2012 at 11:40 am

    I had a wonderful time once again. You are such a blessing in my life to include me in some of your life adventures. I always get such a laugh with Gary. I have never seen Gracie as hyped up as she was that night. So cool! Tks again!

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