For the past 12 hours, my life has been consumed by two things: grading and snow.
In terms of grading, this past week I concluded my classes and parted ways with my students, and I'm now facing the weighty task of evaluating final projects and assigning final grades. In terms of snow, today we were wallopped with a mighty storm, the type of storm that invites you to forego the unplowed roads and cuddle up on the couch instead. (Unless you're grading, in which case you feel invited to cuddle up at the computer.)
At any rate, what I really wanted to share with you today is a few pictures. Last night marked the Christmas banquet for my husband's campus ministry, and I baked several dozen cookies in preparation. Get a good look at the little one's reaction.
That's my girl.
I also hoped against hope that we could secure one smashing family photo, but alas, we've demonstrated, once again, that we're incapable of simultaneously looking in the direction of the camera.
Please tell me that your children do this, too.
I did feel pretty good about rocking this red dress and some killer heels, though. And I felt really good about those cookies, and the candlelight Christmas caroling, and the wonderful time with the students and staff as we celebrated the near-completion of another semester together.
Plus, who knows? Maybe next year we'll witness the Christmas miracle of an entirely focused family photo.