Happy St. Nicholas Day!

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Happy feast of St. Nicolas!
We prayed this prayer together as a family last night as we gathered around the Advent wreath and then lay out our pairs of shoes on the hearth.

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We enjoyed Saturday at a Christmas festival in the mountains not to far from home. It was Tessa’s first trip to the mountains!

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And the kids got their first taste of a “Beaver Tail” (fried dough, maybe you know it as an elephant ear?) although Clara preferred a plain cheese sandwich. Strange girl!

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And Hugh was just mesmerized watching fire trucks go down main street.

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Brian and I had our picture taken in an ice sculpture

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Although we had a snack sitting right beside the Jolly old one (back sitting in that sleigh right behind us) the kids wanted absolutely no part in the lap sitting and were content with crafts and hot cocoa instead.

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They did get to listen to Christmas stories read by a very animated Rudolph, we stayed so long Hugh Got so tired out!

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And we came home to light our candles and say our prayers, and wait to see if St. Nick will stop by!

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Can’t wait til the kids wake up and see this:

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About Amy

Wife, mom, daughter, sister, aunt, Godmother, all those good things any many more. Crafter, extrovert, life-long-learner just for the fun of it, when my 4 little (and not so little) babies give me the chance for anything beyond keeping them fed and clean and our lives relatively calm and peaceful.
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5 Responses to Happy St. Nicholas Day!

  1. Hannah says:

    I’m jealous you are so close to the mountains! I love living in Nebraska but sometimes I really want to be able to drive to the mountains/ocean and not have it take forever (Colorado is closest at about an 8 hour drive, bleh).

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  2. Hannah S. says:

    Ditto on the mountains envy! Haha, Texas is so unadventurous in terrain…
    I love Hugh and Clara’s little hats! Looks like a fun night! We let Eliot open a set of stacking cups for Saint Nick’s feast day. It was a peaceful evening and he was way more obsessed with the wrapping paper (of course). Can’t wait for next year when I can implement a more authentic celebration!

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    • Amy says:

      I tried to reply to you and it didn’t get posted!!! Yes come see the mountains one day, and us too! Yes yes little by little! It’s such a grace that they are entertained so easily when they are little, it gives you time to work up to more elaborate celebrations

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