Monday, December 29, 2008

From The Squalor of A Borrowed Stable

I had anticipated singing this in church since the beginning of advent - then at last, yesterday, we sang it during worship.

For Pride and Prejudice Fans:

This is hilarious. :)

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Christmas Past

Another Christmas has come and gone. It seems that the older I get, the faster it comes around (and leaves again!) every year. :) There were parties, concerts, delicious holiday baking, and fun times shopping and gift planning with my family. There is always so much to do and see around Christmas that I always have the feeling when it's over that I forgot something. (It's weird, but it's the same feeling I get every time I leave a hotel, too!)
I received a bounty of good gifts this year, and I'm just not sure I deserved as much as I received. My family knows how much I love books and they gifted me with so many that I am in a quandary as to which I should read first:

I also received The Wit and Wisdom of Jane Austen ( a wonderful book full of her quotes) and Jane Austen: An Illustrated Treasury (perfect for an Austen book lover!)

Saturday, December 06, 2008

Christmas on Main

On the first Saturday of this month, we spent a day with Sarah and Kathryn on Main Street, near their home. The street was decorated and beautiful, the weather cold, and we had a wonderful time walking around and looking at all of the Christmas decorations.
(above)The giant outdoor tree
(below) Street garland

(above) Kathryn scrunches her nose for the camera
(below) Lexi takes in a store's miniature Christmas village

(above) A scene from one of the displays
(below) The weather turned bitterly cold while we were still out; here we are attempting to warm ourselves up with hot cider (and poor Lexi was in short sleeves!)

(above and below) It isn't an outing with my niece if we don't pose her for pictures at some point. I placed her in front of the tree in different positions while Landon snapped away with his new Canon 40D.

(above) Kathryn and I cuddle against the cold wind
(below) Lights on Main

(above) A favorite cafe on Main
(below) Kathryn and her aunt Ashley look at lights

(above) Kathryn in a tunnel of lights
(below) Lexi finds an old camera in an antique store
all photos by Landon