hope school holiday singalong

Today is one of my favorite days of the entire year.  It started with the entire school gathered together for The Hope Institute’s 4th Annual Holiday Singalong, a tradition I started way back in 2007.

And it’s not just me standing in the front of the room, strumming my guitar and leading the singing….oh, no.  We go all out around here, with a full band (guitar, bass, keyboard, drums) made up of Hope employees and lyric sheets for everyone in attendance.  This year, the Singalong included 16 of our favorite holiday songs and lasted a little over a half hour.  Lots of singing, dancing and merriment for all!

Now that the Singalong is over, there are just a few more hours until I walk out the door for Christmas vacation.  Two whole weeks of it.  This is one of those times of year where my husband is VERY jealous of my teacher’s schedule :)

So how will I spend my vacation?  Thankfully, both of our families will be here in town for the holidays, which means no traveling for us.  Just lots of quality time spent with our nearest and dearest, including hosting our first Christmas…yikes!

And as much as I LOVE my students, I’m very ready for the down time I’ll have — especially during the week between Christmas and New Year’s Day.  But of course I’ll be so ready to see everyone again come January 3.

What are your plans for Christmas vacation?