The Family Christmas Party
Part of my reason for procrastination was our family's annual Christmas party. Yesterday, we all gathered from far and wide and spent the afternoon celebrating the season. Even though we only get together once of twice a year, it's always a wonderful catching up session.
|My Mom Gave Us These Glasses as our Advent Gift|
and We Decided We Had to Take A Kid Picture
|Cute Parent Pic|
|Ma and Her Granddaughters|
|All the Kids Listening to Matt Read|
the Real Christmas Story, Luke 2:1-14
Now that my semester's done, it's time to celebrate. Becky and I are watching Disney's Once Upon A Christmas on VHS. I love its previews; the movie's from 1999, so they all say "now available to own on video"...seriously, too cute. And, I'm excited for an entire month of fun reading. I'm in the middle of Candace Bushnell's Lipstick Jungle, and after that it's on to Super Sad True Love Story. The Strand displayed it as one of best books of 2011, so I'm excited if my idea of a best book matches theirs. The third novel by American writer Gary Shteyngart, it takes place in a near-futer dystopian New York where life is dominated by media and retail. The son of a Russian immigrant, protagonist Lenny Abramov, a middle-aged, middle class, and otherwise unremarkable man whose mentality is still in the past century, falls madly in love with Eunice Park, a young Korean-American struggling with materialism and the pressures of her traditional Korean family.