Gabe did a 30-minute interview with Livi and Ava for his podcast tonight if you want to take a listen. It’s awfully cute–even if you’re not their mom, I think. 🙂 After you click on the link below that takes you to Godsmac.com, then click on the blue box that says, “Open our MP3 player.”
Gabe watched Nina yesterday while I took Livi and Ava to see The Nativity Story. It was really wonderful, I thought. So real, very moving, true to Scripture. I’ll definitely buy it when it comes out and make it a Christmas tradition.
I don’t get out to the movies very often. Gabe and the girls go every couple weeks. I had to laugh as we pulled into a nearby shopping center and they pointed me to the right parking lot, showed me where the ticket machine was and where to put my credit card, dragged me to the escalator, and led me to the “secret gate” after the movie.
Livi had to go to the bathroom in the middle of the movie (somewhere along the donkey ride to Bethlehem), and I was secretly glad because it gave us an excuse to find new seats (in the front row–headache!). The two kids behind us had their feet on our seats and kept kicking them. Their parents didn’t seem to find anything wrong with this, although Dad did tell Jr. once to move his feet from Livi’s seat when she looked up to see them sticking out over her head.
There were a couple graphic scenes, but it was very tastefully done. I had to laugh at baby John the Baptist’s circumcision ceremony though. “What are they doing to him, Mommy?” Livi asked. “Just a little surgery,” I replied, to her satisfaction.
Last night we did some last-minute Christmas shopping at the Buckeye Corner, ate at Chili’s, and went to see the Picktown Lights. Some tech-head figured out how to synchronize zillions of lights on his street to music on a local radio station. You drive down the street with the radio on and watch the lights dance violently to jingle bell rock and 12 other Christmas songs. It is sweet. We might even go back.
I went to the dentist again today loaded up with Advil, thinking I was getting 2 fillings. No fillings–just got my teeth cleaned (a gentler follow-up to the debridement horror from last time). It still hurt. 🙂 I go in January for the fillings.
I’ve been getting so many wonderful Christmas cards and beautiful family pictures in the mail–and keeping them in a nice, big pile I like to call “people I owe a Christmas card (and picture of my girls from Halloween) to when January (or February) rolls around.”
Have a wonderful weekend! Looking forward to hearing everyone’s Christmas stories!