Here are a couple of pictures from Zach's program. He's in the front row, bottom right-hand corner, with the navy and white striped sweater. This far-away shot was about as close as I could zoom, which further convinced Mike that we need a better camera.
And here is Zach making a necklace. My sisters and I used to make a lot of bead jewelry, so I thought they would be proud that my son is already following in our footsteps. He was so excited when I realized I had these beads, and he started listing who he was going to make necklaces for. I told him to take it one necklace at a time, and then I asked whose he was making first. "Mine, because I love me. Don't you?" he said. "Don't I love you?" I said as I laughed. "Yeah, don't you love me?" he said. "I sure do, Zach." It cracked me up. At least he doesn't have any self-loathing, right?
Other than that, nothing much has gone on here. We pretty much tried to stay inside this weekend because it has been so very cold here. Mike and I were supposed to go to my college friend Katrina's wedding on Saturday, but sadly, the weather prevented us from going. The wedding was a couple of hours away, and there was snow and lots of wind and icy roads. The DOT website said that conditions were hazardous and that the road could not be distinguished from its surroundings, so no wedding for us. I was very bummed, as I really wanted to go to celebrate with Katrina and Steve and I wanted to hang out with my college girlfriends and their husbands.
Now we're busy with trying to get ready for Christmas. Lots to do, and not lots of time! I am dreading the plane ride to Colorado because we take off after Drew's bedtime, but whatever. I'm doing my best to not get super stressed about it. I'm not doing a very good job, but at least I'm trying, right? I'm dealing with the stress by eating all the meringues I made this weekend. I'll take any excuse I can find to eat cookies. But every time I take a new cookie, I tell myself that meringues are very low in fat, so what's the harm? And in case you're wondering, I don't count calories.