Saturday, December 5, 2009

339/365 Bonus pictures

A few more pictures from the day.

The band at Montverde in between shows

Lessons and Carols Band

Lessons and Carols Band

December 5th candle

December 5th

December 5th

339/365 Christmas at Montverde Academy

This weekend Montverde hosted Lessons & Carols. This is a wonderful show of music and art from the students and faculty. The auditorium is full of crafts created by all ages of Montverde's students and there are trees decorated with ornaments from each class.

Here is the Pre-Kindergarten 3 and Pre-Kindergarten 4 tree. The theme is Winter Wonderland.

PreK 3 and 4 Winter Wonderland (1)wtmk

Here is the Kindergarten and First Grade tree. The theme is Color My World.

K and 1st Grade Color My World (1)wtmk

Here is the Second Grade tree. The theme is Colors of Christmas.

2nd Grade Colors of Christmaswtmk

Here is the Third Grade tree. The theme is Complimentary Colors.

3rd Grade Complimentary Colorswtmk

Here is the Fourth Grade tree. The theme is Florida State Symbols.

4th Grade Florida State Symbolswtmk

Here is the Fifth Grade tree. The theme is Optical Art.

5th Grade Optical Artwtmk

Here is the Middle School tree. The theme is Recycled Christmas Cards.

Middle School Recycled Christmas Cardswtmk

Here is the Freshman Class tree. The theme is Marbleized Spheres.

Freshman Class Art Class Marbleized Spheres (1)wtmk

Here is the Sophomore tree. The theme is Spreading Warmth.

Sophomore Class Knitting Club Spreading Warmthwtmk

Here is the Junior Class tree. The theme is Patchwork Art Glass.

Juinor Class Art Club Patchwork Glasswtmk

Here is the Senior Class tree. The theme is Spirit of MVA.

Senior Class Parents Association Spirit of MVAwtmk

Santa's room before his arrival:

Santa's Room

Santa's Room

Friday, December 4, 2009


The fourth of December

December 4

December 4

December 4

My lovely husband


Thursday, December 3, 2009


The third day of December

Third day of December

Third day of December

Third day of December

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

336/365 December 2

Second day in the countdown

December 2nd

December 2nd

Tuesday, December 1, 2009


It's the first day of December. The school is getting decked out for the holidays and the kids are very excited. Even the weather is cooperating and it's nice and cool.

The library has lots of winter books up - I was tickled by the look on this kids face. I'm not sure we should trust him with fire!


The moon was quiet dramatic on the way home from work.

Rising moon

Rising moon

Last year I bought a pack of advent tealights. 25 lights with a number on each one. All for a quarter on the after Christmas clearance! At least it will give me an easy shot each day.

First day of December

First day of December

Monday, November 30, 2009

November Mosaics

Another month done!

November Project 365 Mosaic

November Project 3661 Mosaic

334/365 Christmas Cactus

My dad bought a bunch of these while they were visiting for Thanksgiving and forgot to take them home with him! So I get custody. So far so good!

Christmas cactus

Christmas cactus

Christmas cactus

Library run

Library run

Sunday, November 29, 2009

333/365 First night of Advent

Tonight we celebrated the first Sunday of Advent. I like this definition of Advent - The arrival, coming, or discovery of something, especially something extremely important.

I read this scriptures to accompany the lighting of the candle.

Isaiah 60:1-3
"Arise, shine, for your light has come,
and the glory of the LORD rises upon you.
See, darkness covers the earth
and thick darkness is over the peoples,
but the LORD rises upon you
and his glory appears over you.
Nations will come to your light,
and kings to the brightness of your dawn.

Matthew 24:44
So you also must be ready, because the Son of Man will come at an hour when you do not expect him.

First Sunday of Advent

First Sunday of Advent

333/365 Lunch with friends

We got to see our close friends for lunch today and it was a happy reunion! They made the long drive that should have taken 90 minutes and instead took 3 hours. Thanks holiday traffic!

The girls were in great spirits though! I love how happy they are.


H and M

Such a happy girl!

Happy girl

I gave them new gloves and they were a hit! Pink and sparkley - it doesn't get better!



Later they showed me their "Stir it up" dance :)

Stirrin' it up!

Gotta jump!