Tuesday, December 9, 2008

A busy weekend


We had an extremely busy weekend just gone. First Jacob and Abi had rehearsals for the Nutcracker. The first one was Friday night 6 to 9pm. This was hard, Allen didn't make it as he was feeling ill and my 2 go to bed by 7pm each night. So by 7.30 we had all had enough! There were too many mice and not enough direction so at 8.30 we just left. The next rehearsal was Saturday 2 to 5pm. Abi had a sleep before we got there and it all went alot better. We sat and watched and the whole thing was pretty good. The mice behaved and did what they were meant to. The photo is of our 2 mice plus Nicole, who is in Jacob's 1st Grade class.

Our neighbours threw a farewell party for us Saturday night. Mindy had made it a black and white theme to stand for the penguins! Kelli had made a lovely penguin cake and Betsy had contributed to the food. Everyone had a great time. Lots to eat, good conversation and well behaved children. I've included a photo of Allen with Betsy and Tim and one of the cake plus all the children on our street.

Sunday, Tim and Betsy kindly invited us to a Broncos game. I'd only seen American Football on the TV and have never managed to watch more than 5 minutes before being completely bored. I wondered if I should take a book or something just in case....but I couldn't have been more wrong. It's much more entertaining when you're there. To start with there are cheerleaders that are always doing something - very entertaining! They also have quite a few fireworks and other bits and pieces going on, let alone people watching and the actual game - which was not bad.

I've included a photo of the big display board and one of the players running out of this big blow up head thing. One of the teenager neighbours looked after Jacob and Abi for the afternoon and we had a good time out. We picked up the children and headed straight out again for dinner. Someone, Ryan, that Allen used to work with here, had invited us around to say farewell. Him and his wife, Risa, are on the move too although they are headed for Boston. It was good to catch up and eat good food too!

So Jacob and Abi had 3 late nights in a row so will be having a week of early to beds! Allen's in Las Vegas for 36 hours. Enough to blow some money I'm sure! I'm meant to be cleaning but am finding lots of other things that are much more interesting to do.

Better go and wipe some wood work!


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