First Snow

A brief entry to welcome our first snow of the season.

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Christmas Blog Card 2012

Merry Christmas everyone.


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Thank you to everyone that stopped by this year. I hope the holidays bring whatever joy you seek and whatever repairs you require. Merry Christmas to all.

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Merry Christmas To All

A Merry Christmas to everyone who stopped by this year. I hope you have a wonderful holiday season.

 

Joy.

Colbert Crossover Church Living Nativity

 

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Wise men and camels come to the Inland Northwest.

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Just a note: The nativity scene has returned this year after a one year absence. Enjoy.

On a cold December night, we experienced the live nativity put on by Colbert’s Crossover Church.

The market.

The yearly performance draws hundreds of spectators wishing to partake of cocoa, candy canes and the spirit of Christmas. The following are some pictures from the event.

Roman directing traffic.

Roman horse.

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Camel walking.

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Thank God it’s Black Friday.

Why are the masses so quick to condemn those of us willing to freeze our collective mistletoes off in the wee hours following Thanksgiving? The farmer is venerated for rising early to tend his crops. The runner is admired for her early morning training sessions. Why not the retail athlete that rises early, stands long and shops well?

When I ask critics what they did with their Black Friday morning, in lieu of shopping, the most common reply is a self-righteous “I slept.” Since when does this society prize dormancy over initiative?

Black Friday can be a lot of fun, if you go into it with an open mind. Every year, my wife and I meet nice people, have fun and land some great, affordable gifts for our children. Our only sacrifice, a few hours of sleep. A worthy trade, and one we’ll continue for years to come.