Tagged with christmas

Normally I’m against torture…

Normally I’m against torture…

There’s something about a new year that gets me all nostalgic.  Or maybe it’s because I’ve finally updated to the new iOS which no longer supports iPhoto and so all 48 thousand photos I had nicely organized are now in one jumbled mess and have required hours of sorting… I’m not annoyed about that, no. … Continue reading


Long lay the world in sin and error pining Til He appeared and the soul felt its worth. A thrill of hope, the weary world rejoices For yonder breaks a new and glorious morn!   “Do not be afraid!  I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people.  Today in … Continue reading

Our love/hate relationship with Santa

Isla has never been a fan of Santa. Last year she was more than happy to sit on Santa’s lap when it was her Daddy, but wanted nothing to do with the Santa at the mall. Apparently this past week Isla saw Santa while she was on a field trip and wasn’t scared because her … Continue reading

Ruby and Santa

I could write paragraphs about the cultural experience we had today.  How this was the second time we went for the parade because the first time we showed up at the time advertised only to find out there wasn’t actually a parade that day.  How we were given a ticket with a time slot to … Continue reading

Isla and Santa

Isla is terrified of Santa.  She tells us that she’ll probably like him when she’s seven.  I’m definitely thankful that we decided not to do the whole Santa-brings-presents-thing, because I think the idea of Santa sneaking into our house while she’s sleeping might very well put her over the edge. Usually at our annual Christmas … Continue reading


Taking pictures for Christmas cards is all fun and games… …until baby decides to pinch her sister. When the death stare doesn’t cause baby to feel bad enough… …big sister decides to repay baby in kind with a big pinch to the cheek… …thus ending our Christmas card photo shoot.

On losing a doll

Friday evening after I finished work, we piled the girls into the car for a night on the town.  We drove around looking at Christmas lights and then headed to the mall to see the decorations there. As we were making our way back to the car to go home, Isla realized that somewhere along … Continue reading

Christmas in Beirut 2011

Christmas decorations started going up in Beirut at the end of November… our tree was no exception! picture currently unavailable   The Christmas displays in and around Beirut are quite extravagant.  Santa’s village, polars bears playing hockey, lights and trees, nativity scenes.  There are also shows for kids in the evenings.  We headed down to … Continue reading

Advent 2011

A little over a month ago we realized that if we were going to have any family Christmas traditions, this would be the year to start because Isla will actually remember them.  We knew we wanted to do some kind of advent tradition with her, but couldn’t really find anything here – except for those … Continue reading