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{Pretty, Happy, Funny, Real}~ December 8, 2013

Happy Advent!  Alas, I have no Thanksgiving pictures to share.  We were traveling for my nephew's wedding, and I didn't bring a camera.  Actually, I forgot it.  Actually, it never crossed my mind to bring it.  I'm such a failure as a photographer . . . So let's just move on to Advent, shall we?

{Pretty}


My parents gave us this nativity set in the first few years of our marriage.  I have always loved it for its understated elegance and simplicity, and every year it occupies a prominent place in our home. Baby Jesus will make his appearance on Christmas Eve.


{Happy}

Hannah knitted this lovely shawl for my birthday.  It's a beautiful deep teal.  Since I couldn't model it *and* take a picture at the same time, this will have to do.  I really like the fringe!




{Funny}



Our new phone book came in the mail this week.  Here it is in all its diminutive glory.  (The Altoids tin is for scale.)  It measures 5.5 x 9 inches and boasts a whopping 64 pages, white and yellow.  There are some inconveniences to living in a small town, but there are also many advantages.  For one, I have never lived in a place with more community spirit. For another, it's the safest place we have ever lived.  Also, I never knew the wonders of a farm store till I moved here.  No, that's not sarcasm.  Ours is a great place, carrying everything from guns and ammo to animal feed to clothing to canning supplies.  Big R, where have you been all my life??


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