S: Christmas 2009
1: t | simple joys today... making paper chains to count the days, singing robustly to all the Christmas songs we know and many we don't; reading from our basket of Christmas books, talking about the family tree of our Messiah; drinking hot cocoa, scribbling down wishlists for the magical morning.
2: Today we relaxed. We let the warmth of the fireplace soothe us as we snuggled on the couch; and later, the warmth of the sun hugging us at the soccer field. The joy of winning the Gold Medal in the Championship Game provided a glow that could be seen for miles! Starbucks served as a fitting reward.
3: Is there nothing more delightful on a chilly December day than cozy midday nap?
4: tonight we went to the Polar Express Pajamarama Party at Barnes & Nobles. It was a magical evening. We boarded the "train" at storytime, traveled over to the craft stop, and then it was on to the cafe to enjoy our hot cocoa & sugar cookie.
7: the magic is in the air. the halls are decked with red ribbons and bows. the lights shimmer and shine. the snowmen stand guard. nativity scenes await their fulfillment as do our hearts. we await Him who is the King of Kings. O Come, O Come Emmanuel.
12: the polar express....
15: Mary Poppins - watching it with Nana! | fourteen
20: Let it Snow!! | Let it Snow!!
21: Let it Snow!!
22: We spent several days in Flagstaff right before Christmas with Joe & Erika Thompson & their beautiful family! Nana Pat came along and it was a real treat!