T is for....Traditions
Every year the Duke Chapel hosts hundreds of people for their annual live nativity. It sort of unites all Christian religions in the community with this simple ceremony. If you are one of the early birds, your children will be picked to be in the nativity. If you're not, all children get to be an angel and walk around the audience of adoring parents ringing their bells. The atmosphere of the stained glass windows and ancient looking stone makes it solemn and majestic.
I is for.... Importance
We got to share a traditional Bethelehem dinner with some friends. The food served was only from the time Jesus lived; pitas, hummus, lentils, rice, raw vegetables, juice, etc. We sat on the floor by candle light and did our own rugged version of the nativity.
Well, some laid on the floor instead of sat
Mary (Gretchen), Joseph (Becket), Donkey (Spencer)
R is for..... Rising
Waking up to Christmas morning is the best when you've got young children to share it with.
Conked out after our Christmas Eve Parties
Christmas Day Destruction
E is for....Eliminate
We gathered up some friends to play some dodgeball in the backyard. We soon found that the adults had a greater time playing this competive sport than the children did. Pancakes and breakfast goods were supplied to support our outgoing energy.
Making Ben Stiller Proud!
D is for.....Different Destination
We headed to Myrtle beach for a family get-a-way. It's mentally refreshing to be somewhere different for a change, especially when it involves 70 degree weather, sand, the ocean, and waterslides.
Becket's largest drawing pad ever!
Pure joy for someone who was terrified of the ocean 1 year ago
What does that spell....TIRED!