23 December 2007

It's quickly approaching

The busiest two weeks of my year are about to start--and I love it!

24 Dec- Christmas Eve festivities
25 Dec- Christmas
26 Dec- Wedding anniversary
28 Dec- Dogger's birthday
31 Dec- New Year's Eve
5 Jan- Lew's birthday
8 Jan- My birthday

Forget a partridge in a pear tree-- I've got 3 birthdays, 2 holidays and an anniversary crammed into a fortnight!

18 December 2007

I'll Be Home for Christmas

Oh, what a great holiday season! We are spending Christmas with my husband's family in Spokane this year. We get to stay for six weeks. Yes, you read that right. Craig can work from anywhere, so we decided to make the cross-country trip worth it. The kids are having a great time, and the we're enjoying ourselves too.

On a personal note, I'm loving Christmas this year because it's the first time since 2003 when I haven't been 9 months pregnant, or moving, or both! Hurray for me!

07 December 2007

Sí, hay

I teach a conversational Spanish class at church. Last week we learned to converse about things that we like to do. Someone asked how to say "go to the mountains." The following conversation took place:

Me: Mountains. Las montañas. And, you can remember it because it's like Montana, but with an ñ.

Student (born & bred in NH, probably never been farther west than Pennsylvania):
Do they even have mountains in Montana?

Me (trying really hard not to make her feel like an idiot):
Yeah. Really big ones. (Thinking to myself, you have no idea what mountains really are.)

04 December 2007

Christmas in New England

Our neighbors' house

There are some New England traditions which absolutely delight me. The traditional holiday decorations are one of them. A green wreath with a red ribbon is hung on each window. At night a single candle shines from each window, signifying that Christ is the light of the world.

It's so lovely to drive around and see these classic decorations--so homey and warm.
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