Wednesday, December 16, 2009

It's beginningn to look a lot like...

First off, sorry for the hiatus. It was 80% that my computer is stuffed and 20% lack of motivation. Oh and an addition 10% of not wanting to interrupt Nelson while he's hard at work becoming a Dee-Ar. That's 110% of excuses. No wonder I haven't posted in two weeks.

Well, during that fortnnight Christmas has suddenly appeared. No, I don't ust mean the box of cookies that arrived from New Jersey yesterday (thanks mom!). While the Christmas craze has not quite made it to NZ in the same way that it manifests itself in the US, there is evidence everywhere that Santa is on his way to the Southern hemisphere. The weird thing is that kiwis decorate for Christmas the same way we do in the north. Sleighs, reindeer, snowflakes... ummm its summer people! Santa wearing board shorts, riding a 4x4, being pulled by possums might be more appropriate.

In our little house truck we don't have rom for a tree, but I was feeling like we should have some Christmas cheer, and start some Christmas traditions of our own. We are almost grown ups after all. So I made us some stockings to hang by the chimney. I am definitely not half as talented as my big sister in this regard. And hand-sewing is no joke. But, all in all, I think they came out pretty good (besides Nelson's stocking's club-foot).


Unfinished Dad said...

Hey, nice job. Those look great. We miss you guys and wish you could be here for Christmas. PS-The forecast for DC this weekend is two feet TWO FEET of snow!

Lizzie G said...

Love the stockings, but the hanging of said stockings directly over the stove burners makes this mommy a little bit nervous! Enjoy the cookies, and the warm weather, 12-18 inches here over the next 24 hours! Emily is scheduled to arrive in the middle of it all! Love you guys!!!