So Joseph also went up from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to Bethlehem the town of David, because he belonged to the house and line of David. He went there to register with Mary, who was pledged to be married to him and was expecting a child. While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born, and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.
Merry Christmas, all! I hope you all have a wonderful, relaxing Christmas day tomorrow.
I hardly said I thing in my last post, and I’m continuing the tradition with this post. Hooray! Since Ian’s been home, we have gone to the Pike Place Market with his family, had dinner with his parents, played Wise and Otherwise, and tonight are going over to his grandparents’ for dinner. I also went to the Bike Alliance on Wednesday for a 6.5-hour day.
My family opened Christmas presents today, and I excitedly presented Ian with the road bike I obtained through secret channels. Some adjustments ensued and he has a semi-rideable bike. A full fit should resolve any remaining issues, and I hope he will be able to take it out on nice days soon. I received a bike maintenance book, reflective ankle bands, and new reflector attachments for my Timbuk2 bag, as well as a very cute little abalone turtle from Ian. Most importantly, all six of us sat together as a family and decided where to donate the $1,000 apiece Mom and Dad gave us. Many different charities benefited and frankly, that’s the best part of Christmas to me.
Tomorrow we run around to Ian’s parents and another relative’s house, then back to my parents’ for dinner. I love spending time with all the family… if only we had less driving to do!