December 24, 2005
Unto Us a Child is Born
and the government shall be upon his shoulder:
and his name shall be called
Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.”
My mother is the oldest of seven children and several of my aunts and uncles leave near my grandmother, so when we are able to visit for Christmas, we have a huge family gathering. The church they all attend has an annual live Nativity Scene that we love participating in. Here’s the wide shot — this year, Jack and I got to be Mary and Joseph, while the girls were angels, the Dude was a shepherd, and the Wise Men on the left include two cousins and my uncle.
The Dude was thrilled — the donkey made an aromatic contribution to the evening. . .
Baby Boo wanted to be an angel, too and kept saying, “I dressed, I dressed” . . . but as you can see, he drew the line at the halo. . .and the posing thing? Forget it!
Important note: We are posting from my uncle’s house, scamming off his wireless — he said to be sure and mention that this post is coming to you courtesy of a Yellow Dog Democrat! He posted today his Top Ten Christmas Memories. . .