Friday, December 12, 2008


I have always been proud of our church and school, but last week really was a time for the cummunity to see Jesus shine through our organizations. The Singing Christmas Tree performed 4 nights. One of the tree performances was on the same day as the Hobe Sound Parade--Saturday afternoon. When you are involved in both, it keeps you hopping. It certainly was an enventful, but rewarding time. I marched in the front of the parade to keep things together and carried water and supplies just in case they were needed.

It is quite the procession--the flags and banners came first with the Marching Band next. (Doyle walked backwards the whole parade-that is why I had to make sure he didn't mow the banners down.) Following the band was the float with kids walking beside it handing our candy.

Lydia got to walk beside the float.

The Happy Birthday Jesus float.

The Nativity-only in the south would they be barefooted.

Joseph rode on the float. The theme was "Happy Birthday to Jesus"--Here everything is ready for the party.

Anthony and Kelly Heath did a fantastic job of getting the float ready and supplying the truck. Anthony makes sure the candles are lit.

Kelly adjusting a party hat.

Doyle fixing a cover on a sousaphone.

Julianna takes a break from playing the cymbals.

Samuel in action.

Doug (from the college) played the quads the whole time, even when the band took a break. He was wiped out when it was all said and done. I told him he would probably be playing them in his sleep.

Tired and thirsty-ready to go home and take a break before performing in the Singing Tree again.

The Singing Christmas Tree

Mr. Mark Going did an incredible job as the director.

Julianna was able to be in the angel choir that did choreography during the Hallelujah Chorus.

Doyle during practice. He directed when Mr. Going was singing.

Doyle practicing with the brass quartet.

The kids watching the artist paint the beautiful town scene.

Julianna catching some of the snow.

Lydia was dressed as a package.

Time for a photo with my sweetie.

Samuel and Joseph dressed as Toy Soldiers.

Here they come-Soldiers on Parade!

Our kids in the stable after the program.

Walking home, lugging the kids after the last performance.


Kelly S said...

Wow, looks like a very busy but rewarding day! Lots of fun!

Just realizing I forgot to call you back. I'll call you Monday. Can't wait to see you all! Won't be long!

The Canfield Family said...

You have such sweet kids!

Ronda said...

What neat Christmas festivities! Enjoyed all of your pictures... Love the pic of you and your hubby! Christmas blessings to you and your beautiful family!

Your Penn Palz : said...

i'm not sure if i've ever commented on your blog or not?!?
i just have to say, the pix of the parade make me very homesick for the south!!! i don't mind the snow ON Christmas day... BUT, that's it! LOL
i enjoyed this post and all the pix. thanks for sharing 'the sun' with all of us in yankee land!
merry Christmas to you and yours...