Sunday, December 7, 2008

Patron Saint Nicholas

It is great being Catholic. There are so many traditions, events and days to celebrate. December 6th is Saint Nicholas day! Yippee! Since I was not born a Catholic, and have learned this through the grapevine, I am sure that I will not due this "day" justice which I apologize for in advance but will try to explain it. Here goes, from my understanding, the night before the 6th, everyone in the house puts a plate out for Saint Nicholas, who helps Santa during the busy holiday season. Saint Nicholas then arrives sometime in the night to assess who is in the house and if they are worthy to receive the thumbs up or not. He then reports back to Santa Claus at the North Pole. If you did indeed receive said thumbs up, you are left a little treat on your plate. Lucky for us here at Davisland, every year we have received a little something from Saint Nicholas which ensures us that visit from Santa Clause on Christmas Eve....whew....we made it again this year. Don't Blake and Rachel look festive in their tee-shirts??? Me and Gary got matching red ones - thanks Saint Nicholas - you're the best !! Hope you visit us again next year !

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Trimming the Tree !!

We trimmed our tree last night. It was awesome! We had Christmas music playing, the kids are old enough to help execute the whole thing "joyfully" and yes Oreo even got into the Christmas mood with her new Santa outfit. Though it does look like she is looking out the window, not for Santa, but for someone to come rescue her from this crazy household. Tis the season !!