Last week Tom traveled to California for work, so my sister-in-law and I joined him for a couple of days. (More on the trip in a coming post!) Preparing to leave, even for just a few days, felt like a herculean feat - and catching up after returning home was no small task either - but we had a good time.
So we could both leave town, Tom's parents came to visit. They did a great job holding down the fort, and we were so grateful for their help! (Thanks also to my friends who covered me for a PTO Board meeting, a Ballet Brazos Board meeting, Nutcracker responsibilities, and Saturday rehearsal shuttling!)
Sweet, sweet Standard Time...oh, how I love you.
I know Standard Time is on its way out (I'm SO bitter about this, but that's another post for another time), so I'm going to enjoy this last cycle as much as I possibly can. Cheers to sleeping in an extra hour last weekend, and getting up with the sun - instead of in what feels like the dead of night - for the next few months.
We've had so many fun pieces of Nutcracker publicity circulating on social media recently:
Here's "news story" #1...
...and here's "news story" #2. (Don't miss this one, as you might recognize Mandy Marzipan. Also worth noting, almost everyone in these videos is wearing clothing from a Ferris family member's closet. Who knew my very first suit - Banana Republic circa 2002 - would come in so handy! 😂 )
Here are our friends on the news:
Get your tickets now (through the MSC Box Office) - show weekend will be here before we know it!
December 2nd at 7pm and December 3rd at 2pm and 6:30pm
|Love this pic of my sis-in-law and her puppy baby, Fabio.
|Swapping out ketchups - to find the fullest one - at
IHOP. Sweet boy knows the way to his mama's heart.
|I hate selfies, but wanted to show my new Love Like Morgan
sweatshirt in honor of what would have been her 12th birthday
this past Monday. All of the money raised is going to the
Houston Zoo, her absolute favorite place.
|It's possible I've shared this before, but I'm sharing it
again because he is such a buddy. And he has no shame.
|Western/Cowboy Day at school. Lucky for these
girls, Tom was willing to share two of his light hats.
|Will's school newspaper did an article on students who
coach and/or referee youth sports. They included a photo
of and a few great quotes by him. (They also called him
a "senior", but thank goodness that's not true.)
|Kind of silly, but Hallie's Red Ribbon Week coloring
won first prize. I used to be TERRIBLE at coloring
inside and cutting on the lines (my mom has the report
cards to prove it) so it makes me proud that she has
passed my skills in these areas.
|Back home in time to watch my boy work!
|Popeye LOVED watching cats on television.
|A slight resemblance? (Also, this is how he sits
with Hallie every morning while she eats breakfast.)
Happy weekend, friends!