Sunday, December 16, 2012

Around here...

 I thought I would do a great, long overdue post on what's been going on with the Boyen Bunch, but first let me honor those who were lost on Dec.14...

This national tragedy, hits so close to my heart... it's been difficult to grasp...the senseless shooting of 26 people (20 children) in Newtown, CT at an elementary school.  My thoughts and continuous prayers go out to all the families affected by this tragedy.  And as mother and a teacher, my heart aches with sadness.

Around here...

Since I last posted we've...

~Celebrated both boys birthdays with parties.
~Went on a variety of field trips... Natural Bridge Caverns and the pumpkin patch times 2!
~Trick or treated twice (once on a hayride, once on foot!).
~Enjoyed a much deserved week break during Thanksgiving.
~Climbed Enchanted Rock!
~Showed our love and gratitude for food and family on Thanksgiving day.
~Spent a day at the ranch.
~I became a stage mom!!
~Had many rehearsals to prep us for our performances in December: Bailey's 3 orchestra performances and Savannah, Jonas and my, Nanny Claus the musical performances.
~Had an Elf show up at our house.
~Decorated for the holidays
~Survived the week of 6 performances!

Jonas' trip to the Pumpkin Patch

Savannah's journey below at the Natural Bridge Caverns

Lorelei and Mommy at the Pumpkin Patch!

Out for sushi for Bailey's birthday!  13!!!

Bailey's 13th Birthday party with friends.

Lorelei on the hayride.

Trick or treating on big kid, one ninja, one butterfly princess and one Lucy!

Jonas' birthday dinner at Pei Wei!

Jonas' 7th birthday party...a Lego theme!

Hiking Enchanted Rock during Thanksgiving break.

Hiking buddies!

Lunch out with the little ones during Thanksgiving break at Freddy's!

Annual family picture on Thanksgiving!

Playing in the creek at the ranch!

Christmas Decor!

Our elf Finland arrives!

Bailey at his Region Orchestra Concert...First chair viola!!'s been an exhausting few months!

The assistant director and my little stars!  Savannah and Jonas both had leads in the school's Christmas musical, Nanny Claus!


The polar bear in Jonas' class.

Bailey about to perform with the Roamin' Gladiators, the top 5 strings players in the school!!

I am looking forward to wrapping up this last week of school and then enjoying 2 weeks of winter break and of course...the holidays!

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