Our celebration of Rebecca’s birthday yesterday included going out to dinner and a visit to the Festival of Lights, as we’ve done on her birthday for the last 4 years. If you’re in the area, I’d highly recommend seeing the Festival of Lights – it’s only $5 a car/van.
So now we have celebrated the birth of our baby and we’re in the proper mood to celebrate the birth of another baby. As I type, we are listening to the audio book of The Autobiography of Santa Claus, so I’m feeling festive. Here’s a quick tour of just some of the decorations around our house.
Here is our Advent Wreath which we made as a family at an workshop put on by our parish. It sits on our buffet table, next to our dining room table. Right behind it is what looks like a painting of Our Lady of Guadalupe, but it’s not a painting, but a puzzle! We bought it in Cozumel last year.
I found this ornament at Disneyland. There is a Christmas store in New Orleans square, right near the exit of Pirates of the Caribbean. We stopped in there, either right before or right after eating at the Blue Bayou, our favorite Disney restaurant. I was pregnant with Pumpkin Girl at the time. She arrived just after Christmas that year, but I hung this ornament on the tree when she and I came home from the hospital before the New Year.
My itty bitty Santas. The one on the left is a Lego Santa that came with a tube of toothpaste sometime when I was in high school. I think I bought the star Santa and the pencil Santa at a little country store in Kentucky.
Bip saw a Santa lotion dispenser in a magazine and insisted that he needed one. He asked about it every day until I went online in search of one like the one he saw. I found this one at the Sears website, on sale. Bip loves it! It’s hard to see in the picture, but his beard is glittery.
I took these pictures at random, whatever struck my fancy as I walked through our house. As I described them here, I realized that so many of our Christmas decorations reflect the travels of our lives. Everything has a story. I’ll have to tell more of them next year.