A while ago I mentioned how we’d decorated our home for Christmas, and I kept saying I’d write up a post about it, but then I kept forgetting.Continue reading Christmas Christmas Christmas! (Decorations and a tour round the home)
…or nearly. Less than two hours, local standard time. And we’ve all been busy buying stuff, wrapping stuff, singing stuff, making stuff, eating stuff, stuffing stuff…it’s been full-on.
In the past, I’ve shared how amongst my family’s personal holiday traditions, one of my favorite is the Martian Kings–little toys from the Netherlands that my wife’s sister and her husband (who used to live there) sent to us over the years. Originally, they were just decorations for Sinterklaas (a Dutch celebration in December that bears some similarities to Christmas), but the Martian Kings (as my daughter described them) stayed for Christmas. Continue reading The Death of the Martian King
Boy, have I been busy lately. But of course, so has pretty much everyone. Because it’s Christmas. Presents to buy, presents to wrap, Christmas Carols services to organize (yes, I did do this), homes to decorate, gingerbread houses to put together, children’s excitement to manage…. Even as I write, two of my children, probably hyped up on sugary drinks at the special dinner we had tonight, are walking around speaking in a purposely annoying nonsense language.
But it’s all worth it. Because it’s Christmas, you know. Continue reading Here Come the Martian Kings: Our Own Little Touches to Christmas