Tuesday, January 03, 2012

Four More Sleeps!

... until Russian Christmas! If you grew up in my house, you'd know that the tree doesn't come down until after Russian Christmas. If only we could celebrate all over again, I have a feeling we wouldn't change a thing::

Packages would be wrapped in red and white::

The cappuccinos and hot chocolates would be sprinkled* with stars::

Don't forget the silly hats for Christmas eve dinner::

And they may be worn while making the Christmas coffees::

While reading a quantum mechanics textbook::

While hiking up Colorado's Independence Pass::
...surrounded by Aspens::

Wait. Huh? What?

After the festivities in PA, we ran/drove off to Colorado for a few days between Christmas and New Years to do some more visiting. That's right, 24+ hours in the car both way, and we took the pup. Much to our delight, we discovered that he's a champion road-tripper! It was a requirement to join this pack, and he passed the test with flying colors. Of course, he slept most of the way...

And when he got lonely in the back, he found a way to sleep as close as possible to the driver::

Sometimes C would join him for a nap {still wearing the Santa cap!}::

Don't let those two fool you, the drive wasn't all a big snooze... there were cows::

And high winds::And yawn. Ok, the drive itself was straight and long, but the company was entertaining, and the leftover christmas cookies delicious.

Now back to the matter at hand, how can we finagle celebrating all over again this weekend?

*Sarah, we're saving some star sprinkles for your iced christmas cappuccino in July!

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