After the Christmas Cookie party we had a class Christmas party for Jackson where they did a Writer’s Workshop presentation for their parents. Jackson wrote about the Appalachian State football game we went to in the fall and it was wonderful!
Then he hit the Cheetos!
He and his friends did Secret Santa gifts.
He was psyched!
I has planned a day off until the next scheduled event. I had planned to finish my wrapping and catch up on my magazine reading before they boys were off for Christmas vacation. Turns out Lady Luck had something else up her sleeve!
Tuesday morning I was notified that my banking card (it is a debit and credit card linked to our checking account) was shut down for fraudulent activity. Yep, we got creamed! It seems that one of the places I had recently used my card at was the home to a credit card scammer. They sold it to someone in France who bought $3,156.91 worth of jewelry and electronics.
Did you know that there are websites that they can use to check out your balance? THERE ARE!!! They got us down to $189 before my bank shut it down. Guess why I had that much money in checking? Because the boys’ tuition checks had not cleared. Yep, that got stolen! Not cool!
Jackson made these “wanted” signs and they are pretty cute, if I do say so myself!
The top one says,” Evol ladee stol moms monee to biy jolre in frans” For those of you who don’t read phonetic spelling “Evil lady stole mom’s money to buy jewelry in France”
Hopefully we will get the money returned to us soon…….and I didn’t get to read my magazines because I was making police reports!
Then we had the boys’ Christmas Concert at school. They always do such a great job. Despite my best efforts, all my pictures look like this!
I can zoom in and then you can see Miller on the far left…
My friend took this one and it is much better than mine!
Then it was Jackson's turn. He did fantastic…but he was hidden behind a little girl most of the time!
However, he had every hand motion down and stayed in time to the music!
He was absolutely adorable!
The Spanish students sang “Feliz Navidad”
The Grande Finale is always wonderful! All the students and teachers perform. They sang, “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year” (look at the parents in this shot!)
Miller was down front and I could just see the top of his head at this point…
The boys had Thursday and Friday off of school and had some fun playdates. I haven’t
But add about 8 more kids and take away all the leaves on the bushes that Hurricane sandy stripped off! We’re still wearing shorts and flip flops!
The boys and I decorated some Christmas cookies!
It was hard to let them do their own thing.
You can tell I was gritting my teeth!!
They did their own thing!!
God Bless ‘em!
I think that just about catches us up to Christmas Eve! Phew! That was a busy month! And we still have 886 more mediocre pictures to cover!