The April round-up: a busy month comes to an end

Well now, that was exciting!

April has been the month of many adventures for our family. (And yes, we’ve been so busy that we haven’t event stopped to post on our blog!) Easter, work meetings, trips to Bloomington, stomach bugs — they were all part of our busy month.

The festivities started with a very busy Easter time. Kelli and I were both involved with many musical aspects of the church. We were blessed to participate in Allisonville’s performance of “The Seven Last Words of Christ” by Théodore Dubois. I manned the first trombone while Kelli took principle clarinet. It was a great concert and pleasant way to blow the dust off my trombone chops. Easter Sunday morning was just as busy with a jazz early service and a large, musical filled Easter Worship.

Melanie throwing a fit

A not-so-happy girl expressing her frustration with having to wear dress shoes.

The girls did fairly well, although Melanie was not happy about having to wear a dress — especially shoes. She had such a meltdown that Kelli felt compelled to documented the experience with several wonderfully hilarious photos. My favorite is a shot of her throwing a fit on the couch. Kelli eventually relented and allowed her to wear her tennis shoes. A girl of style — pretty dress and tennis shoes. Michaela did well and was excited to be dressed up for church. Kelli later did our annual Easter photo shoot and you can see the results on our Flickr page or via the gallery we posted below.

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WE SURVIVED!!

🙂  With all the excitement building up to Christmas we found our way through it! We really did have a wonderful “low key” Christmas this year which was really nice. Last week before Christmas, Michaela was on complete overdrive for most of the week. As you all know, she was the keeper of the Advent calendar and she was counting down the days until Christmas Eve.

When it was finally Christmas Eve Michaela put the last candy cane on the Advent calendar. I seriously thought Michaela was going to explode with excitement! Michaela knew Santa was on his way so she was a very good listener all day! (Why can’t Santa come everyday, so all the children will be on their best behavior?) Chris showed Michaela the NORAD Santa tracker. Michaela was fascinated watching Santa flying around the world. (more…)

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The Great Higgins Family Christmas Tree Hunt 2011

Today was our annual Higgins Family Christmas Tree Hunt. Our bounty was good and we now have a lovely live Christmas tree in our living room. Here’s a gallery of our adventure today. Enjoy!

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The Nana and Gramps Adventure

Gramps and Melanie

Gramps and Melanie

*Whew* What a past few days! My mom and step-dad (a.k.a. “Nana” and “Gramps,” respectfully) visited us from Corpus Christi and spent some time with the girls. It was a trip, but a good one.

The adventure started Thursday morning when Nana and Gramps arrived at our doorstep. Michaela was very excited (as was Keena) and the adventure began. Michaela still had to go to school but we thought we would get a couple of hours of good time in before she got on the bus. That would also allow Gramps some time to really get to know Melanie as this was the first time he met her. After Michaela returned home from school, we decided to lay-low and just spend some time in the back yard. (more…)

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New photos of the girls: August 2011

View this photoset on Flickr.

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