Love trumps hate

We took the kids to the Women’s march in Denver this morning. It was very moving to be in a mass of people chanting and peacefully protesting. The whole parade route filled up with people and there were still people milling around the park where we gathered. Meg’s Favorite saying was, “Love, not hate, makes America great.” Spencer’s favorite saying was, “Our body, our choice.” Rob’s favorite chant was, “What do we want? Equal pay. When do we want it? Yesterday!” Clare’s favorite sign was, “Science is real.” Or “Respect your mother (with a picture of the earth.” We found, “Super callow fragile ego trump you are atrocious.” And “Keep your tiny hands off my healthcare’ less positive but clever parts of the protest. When we reached the end of the parade route, there were still people just stepping off. And more people gathering and coming as we left.





Sledding and snowboarding

Meg, Spencer, and I went sledding today. It was a great day for sledding, with pretty good packing snow, and temperatures right around freezing. Spencer learned how to “snowboard” on a sled down the hill. He convinced me to try it as well, and I made it all the way down once, but mostly just fell. Falling as an adult hurts more than a kid, so I only did it a couple times, and stuck to sitting down mostly. Here’s a video of some of our runs

 

Christmas Eve services

Spencer and Meg sang with the children’s choir at a morning service. The grandparents came to watch too. We all had brunch together after. Rob accompanied the children’s choir in the morning and then played with the worship band at the afternoon service. We loved celebrating with our faith community.


Merry Christmas!

On Christmas Eve, we had dinner at the Dibble grandparents, Spencer read ‘Twas the night before Christmas, and we opened presents from the Grandparents. Then the kids struggled against sleep until they passed out. Meg woke up first and we opened stockings. Then we video chatted with the Felty grandparents and opened presents with them remotely. Then brunch with the Dibble grandparents and Grandma Grand. Then the rest of the presents. We passed the rest of the day relaxing and playing. Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night.




Shell ornaments

Year at this time we were enjoying Florida with the Felty’s. I finally got around to turning some of our souvenir shells into Christmas ornaments so we can remember that trip for years to come. It’s amazing what a little imagination and hot glue will do.