In order to get us all in a more festive mood, we've been partaking in some local Christmas festivities.
1. The Nutcracker
This year Mattie is taking pre-ballet lessons. Her dance company puts on a yearly performance of The Nutcracker, and we made it a girl's afternoon last weekend. If she sticks with dance, it will still be a few more years before she makes it into a performance.
2. S'mores and Hot Chocolate
A local hotel, affiliated with the university here in town, has hosted several S'mores and hot chocolate evenings.
3. Gingerbread Village
The same hotel also has a gingerbread village, with replicas of campus and city buildings, as part of its display.
Our church hosted a performance by this student group from the University of Mobile. It's a brass and percussion ensemble that puts on upbeat and lively performances.