I even made him a celebratory plate of cookies because he doesn't have to take math classes anymore ever...
Anyhoo, here's an update on our "12 Dates of Christmas." Some of these I had the presence of mind to snap a pic or two. Others, well... I claim pregnancy brain.
Date #1: Christmas Tree Farm
>>The farm we visited had experienced a major drought this year, so we bought one of the pre-cut trees they had shipped from somewhere else!
|The tree once it was in its stand. There was a long curtain saga that also occurred that afternoon... A saga that resulted in no curtains. lol|
>>We got dressed up to meet my family and enjoyed selections from Handel's Messiah and other holiday favorites. I had never heard any of the Messiah live, and sung by people who truly believe in Christ. It brought tears to my eyes (and that's not a normal occurrence for me), especially when they asked the audience to join in. It was one of those moments in time where you get a glimpse of what it will be like when we all praise God in heaven. Makes me tear up just thinking about it.
Date #3: Russian Winter's Eve & Tree Decorating
>>We ate Beef Stroganoff and watched The Hunt for Red October while we decorated the tree. It was supposed to be The Nutcracker followed by The Hunt for Red October, but Red Beard couldn't wait to watch Red October. That guy... lol.
|It may not look like much, but that was probably the best beef stroganoff we've ever made (and we've been making it for several years).|
|Our tree all gussied up. Most of our ornaments are homemade, including the tree topper than Red Beard carved a few Christmases ago.|
>>Red Beard got the afternoon off (he's been working 6 days a week, anywhere between 10 and 12 hours a day), so we grabbed some lunch and headed out to spend a Bed, Bath, & Beyond gift card and to mostly window shop the mall for a few minutes.
Date #5: Cancelled due to Red Beard's extra Math HW
>>Life happens. We'll re-schedule, if time allows.
Only 7 more dates to go... I have a feeling these may extend a little beyond Christmas day. :)
Cheers! ~Mrs. D.