It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas here in Omaha, especially with the lovely snow that paid us a visit over the weekend. On Saturday, Vivian and I finally got around to some serious decorating. I dug the Christmas lights and our snowman out of storage and got them set up outside, and Vivian assembled our tree and got it ready for ornamentation. Hannah got her first experience with Christmas ornaments as well, with an assortment of non-breakable stuff on the lower branches for her to hang. Hannah also got to meet Santasaurus once again, an annually-appearing Christmas creature.
Sundays at church have featured families in our congregation lighting advent candles. Then on Sunday evening, Vivian and I joined a bunch of our mutual friends at Thanksgiving Lutheran Church in Bellevue to watch Anne and her bell choir perform some Christmas songs for everyone. Hannah came along as well and seemed genuinely fascinated with all the music, at least until cookies happened in the room next door. A bunch of us got to take turns ringing bells at the end of the program, which was fun (especially for big ding-a-lings like me).