Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Caroling, Caroling

One of the highlights of the past weekend (ostensibly a birthday bash, but Christmassy nonetheless) was caroling door-to-door in my sister-in-law's rural neighborhood. We bundled up against the bitter evening air and tramped through the misty drizzle. The children lit the way down the road and up the farm lanes with Grandmommy's cut-out milk jug luminaries and took turns delivering fancily wrapped sourdough loaves to surprised neighbors. We rotated through favorite carols including "Joy to the World," "Away in a Manger," and "Silent Night," always closing the serenade with "We Wish You a Merry Christmas." Between houses we bellowed "Jingle Bells" at passing cars. NS silently took it all in from CP's backpack.

We sampled Christmas cookies in lieu of birthday cake:

Presents for Grandmommy:

Fiddle tunes and Christmas songs:


  1. What sweet moments. Thank you, all. I soaked up the love.

  2. What's with that big "FACISM" sign right next to the heads of the little children?!