|The beer sampling table. Hidden behind are two non-alcoholic beer varieties and two root beer varieties.|
|The spread of food. The cupcakes I made are (from l-r) root beer, chocolate vanilla porter, and orange blue moon.|
|Noah entertaining the kids at his party by reading Chowder.|
Advent activity for Dec. 16 was deliver our Salvation Army Adopt-a-Famly gifts. One of the things I want to accomplish through some of the activities both this year and in the years to come is the idea that Christmas isn't just about getting presents, but that it's also about giving of yourself. This year was our first year adopting a family. We adopted a single mom with a seven-year-old boy and a baby girl due any day. I included Ian in shopping for the boy and both he and Annaliese helped me wrap the presents just a few hours before we delivered them. They were fighting over who got to put the tape on the presents, so we had to alternate whose turn it was. The silly things they argue about...
|The gift for the mother is required to be a gift certificate to a grocery store.|
|Helping me wrap the presents.|
|All wrapped up and ready to go.|