Here's what Christmas looks like from the front of our abode.
This photo. With great deliberation, we decided Andrew's stocking (you know, the one we bought hours before he died, of course) would hang for him, but near his urn. I decided this year to place the cards people sent about him on his birthday inside the stocking. In future years, I don't anticipate many at all, so maybe that will be where the holiday cards go. I love the idea of Andrew's stocking carrying the love people send for our family. He's part.
Watching Dad hang the wreaths on the doors.
Making it his goal to suck on every. single. ornament. before it went on the tree.
Carly & African man dressed as Santa. I bought his hat and beard at Target a few years back. They're actually for dogs. He's holding a basket of Christmas cards we've received so far.
Maasai Elder African Santa
Our Christmas Pyramid. It's our big purchase from Germany.
Plate, ready for cookies for Santa. Dad is a cookie-monger. Cookies will be made.
To all those families who lost their children today, I'm beyond sad. I burst into tears a number of times listening to the media depict the day's events. This world is such a dark and evil place at times. It saddens me greatly to know so many families have joined such heartbreak.