Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!
"And Joseph also went up from Galilee, from the city of Nazareth, to Judea, to the city of David, which is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and lineage of David, to be enrolled with Mary, his betrothed, who was with child. And while they were there, the time came for her to be delivered. And she gave birth to her first-born son and wrapped him in swaddling cloths, and laid him in a manger, because there was no place for them in the inn.

And in that region there were shepherds out in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And an angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were filled with fear. And the angel said to them, 'Be not afraid; for behold, I bring you good news of a great joy which will come to all the people; for to you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. And this will be a sign for you: you will find a babe wrapped in swaddling cloths and lying in a manger.' And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying, 'Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace among men with whom he is pleased!'"
-- Luke 2:4-14
I meant to post these pictures weeks ago but just didn't have a chance. We're actually celebrating Christmas away from our St. Louis home, but I wanted to document our decorations for the first year in our new home.
Because we were afraid of Beckett possibly pulling down a real tree, we decided to use our old fake one this year, but it was at least helped by the addition of the new stockings and tree skirt I made a few months ago.
The rest of the house was dusted with a sprinkling of red and white felt garland, Christmas cards, menorahs, ornaments, wreaths, towels, and other Christmas decorations.
It was simple but enough to get us all in the holiday spirit. Next year, I think I'll shoot for something bigger. ;)
Bonus: us in our fabulous Christmas sweaters at one of the many family get-togethers we've had over the past few days.
I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas with your family and friends as well.

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