A few days ago my vacuum cleaner made a horrible, awful, very bad not at all good noise when I turned it on. I really can't describe it - just imagine the worst screeching clacking sound EVER and multiply it by a large factor. Apparently my children had stuffed a pile of magnetic letters inside it, and while some of them shook out, some of them were all the way inside, lodged in the motor itself. Nice.
Visions of very expensive vacuum cleaners were dancing in my head, BUT my amazing husband managed to take the whole thing apart:
And even better, put it back together again. And it works. :)
Today while I was at the Vestry meeting (my last one - hurray!) the boys found our Christmas tree. Didn't they pick a nice one?
After setting up the tree, I made a lovely dinner, which I am quite proud of because I had no idea what I was going to make, and yet ended up with this on the table:
It is a kind of southwestern style fajita/burrito cross. Chipotle/lime chicken, onions, corn, lettuce, and sour cream, mmm, mmm!
And after dinner we walked around an incredible Christmas lights display in a neighborhood in Brea. We bundled the kids up in lots of jackets and blankets, and Josiah wore this adorable hat that Jessica made for him.
How cute is he? :)
And now we are off to bed!