In preparation for Christmas, we were able to enjoy some memorable events. Micah performed with the Fox Hollow band. He played his first trumpet solo: "Dynamite". He had practiced it a lot, but was still pretty nervous about the evening performance. He'd played in front of the whole school earlier in the day, and didn't feel his performance was his best. He was worried about a repeat performance. In fact, when the band was in the middle of the concert, he was still undecided. But he bit the bullet and did it. And he did so well! I was very impressed that he would put himself out there like that. I used to have a picture of Micah with his band teacher, Leslie Williams, but I think it got deleted when he recropped it:
Our ward, Cobble Creek 2nd, had a fun Christmas party. We enjoyed a soup dinner, put on by the Elder's Quorum. Rick and Amy Davis and Rick's band came and played their folk music. It was a lot of fun! Santa and Mrs. Claus even came for a visit.
I love Micah's smile here. It is definitely his smile.
It's hard to believe Ella's growing up, but it is obvious. She is lovely.
You can't see it in this picture, but Mira is wearing her Book of Mormon necklace from the Rices. I just love her bright eyes!
Mr. Matthew looks like he's busting into giggles. He was so funny during this shoot. He found a soft soccer ball prop. As Chad and I were trying to take a couple of pictures together, he's chucking it at us, good-naturedly, of course. Haha.