Saturday, December 22, 2012

Becoming a White Christmas

There's plenty of snow on the ground for a true white Christmas, and now that I've shoveled everything outside it's time for one final big clean of the house before our first guests arrive in a couple days.

Even Miss Wicket loves the snow, and we spend plenty of time out playing in it.

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Holiday Traditions: A Christmas Carol

For Richard's family it is a tradition to see the play A Christmas Carol each holiday season.  But they don't just go out for a night at the theater, they become a small part of it.  Throughout the year Richard's Grandfather volunteers as an usher and at Christmas time we all join him for the show.

There's something a bit magical about walking into the near empty lobby and watching as the seats fill (nearly every one!) with everyone excited for a bit of theater.

With a new actor playing Scrooge and lots of other little changes to the presentation of a story I witness no less than once a year last night's show was amazing, with so many opportunities to laugh.  Just enough cold in the air while walking to the theater, and just enough peppermint in the post-show hot cocoa.