Repost: Christmas Stuff

When I was in grad school there was a house near campus that had an eclectic Christmas display. It started out with a normal light display. One year the residents didn't take the Christmas lights down. Instead they added seasonal decorations throughout the year. They would just leave up the previous seasonal/holiday decorations. Eventually the entire yard became a huge mash-up of lights and "holiday" themed inflatables. I think one year I even saw live animals. The most notable was the Easter bunny next to the Shepherds in the nativity scene.

I’m So Sorry

“I’m so sorry for your loss” has become such a common phrase in the past year. I use it so much that my phone automatically suggests that whenever I type, I'm. The past year has been a year of loss a loss of normalcy, a loss of family, a loss of friends, the loss of relationships, and I could go on. It is heartbreaking it seems like we've lost all normalcy and all hope in this past year.

Trees

Our house in Florida had several gigantic pine trees in the backyard. Those majestic trees were easily close to 100 feet tall. That is pretty big for a couple of Texas kids who think a big tree is anything bigger than the house. During storms the wind would whip those gigantic pine trees around. Tree … Continue reading Trees