11 years ago when we first moved into our house, I told Dave I wanted a nativity as part of our Christmas decorations. We looked everywhere, no luck. So we went online and looked, turns out shipping was twice the cost of the items. I decided we didn't need a nativity.
Little did I know, Dave continued the search. Every year he checked Craig's List, the second hand stores, and the box stores. This year he scored! He found a six piece nativity that had the holy family and three wise men. He had to do a little electrical work on the wise men so they would light up, but other than that, they are perfect.
|Starting the manger in the garage|
He called me down to the extra room to "help him" one evening. I was a little put out since I was watching the football game, but I went. There they sat, waiting patiently to be moved to the yard. I couldn't believe it. (Yes, cried, I'm a big baby that way)
|Dave "fluffing" the straw.|
Dave went to work on the manger. He built one out of 2X4's and pallets. He re-wired a star set to get one star to hang over the manger, and he put it all together in the front yard. Now, I know Joseph and Mary never saw a lick of snow on that first Christmas day, but to me, this snowy scene is perfect.
How ever you celebrate this holiday season, I wish you peace, rest, prosperity, and joy.
December 14, 2012 Daylight 3 hours, 48 minutes, 38 seconds Temp H -38/L-44 F