November 29, 2009

Christmas on the Way

So as is normal tradition for my family the day after Thanksgiving we haul out the Christmas decorations and put up the Christmas tree while listening to Christmas music. Our Christmas decorations include a fake tree I was able to buy at a yard sale when someone was leaving Mozambique, a few ornaments I brought from home, a few ornaments that people have sent to us in packages and a few we have managed to find around town. I also brought a mini train (from the Dollar Store at home), to keep our tradition alive of having a train around our Christmas tree, mini stockings to hang, and a wooden nativity from Malawi. All in all it is looking like Christmas around our house and even smelling like it since someone sent us some lovely pine scented candles. I can't really say it is "feeling" like Christmas since it's been in the 90's the last few days but Christmas is a celebration of the heart not just certain circumstances, right? Hope you enjoy the photos of how things look around our African house at preparing for Christmas.

This is Nate trying to cool off in our backyard. He is in a cement well cover that has a puddle of water in it and playing with his boats (tupperware and milk cartons).

1 comment:

Mary said...

Reminds me of Christmas in Brazil... :-)