A few nights ago, we went to pick out our Christmas tree. It was a particularly wet and rainy and cold night (for southern California) so we all bundled up and ventured out to a local tree lot to find the tree that Curtis has since named “Alexander.”
A few days later, it was time to decorate the tree. Like every year, we had my grandfather over and we listened to Swedish Christmas carols while we decorated.
The Dharma Initiative in our Little Town of Bethlehem display. Something isn’t right here…
Merry Christmas, everyone! I hope that you are having a beautiful and blessed holiday season.
Our day last Thursday was quiet, relaxing, and full of family. Time spent watching the parade and cutting vegetables and reading books and drinking hot chocolate for the very first time of the season. A fire roared in the fire place. Christmas carols chorused through the kitchen. The house smelled like Christmas. We centered our day around family and blessings and the amazingness of what Christ has done in our lives and where He has brought us in the past year. Thanksgiving was a beautiful day and we truly do have so much to be thankful for.
Praise the Lord!
Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good,
for his steadfast love endures forever!
Back in October (yes, somehow this post never ended up getting published,) we visited the Spider Pavilion at the Natural History Museum. Our friend, Emily, joined us for the afternoon.
Connor was not excited at the thought of going in with the spiders as made obvious by this get-up.
The dangerous spiders were kept in these glass tanks outside of the actual pavilion.
The ones inside weren’t dangerous, but they were still huge.
After we were done with the spiders, none of us were ready to leave, so we ventured inside the museum to explore some more.
We took turns reading the descriptions of the animals in different accents and voice inflections. Hilarity ensued.
Dad made it his mission to cover tactless art reproductions. Next time we will bring post-it notes.
I have no poetic or creative way to end this post so, to put it simply.