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‘Tis the Season

As Christmas draws dangerously near, I decided it was about time to post something describing the Christmas season in the Young household.  (And hopefully I can get this published before Christmas this time!)

December is always a festive month.  Maybe less so this year, due to COVID, but we’ve managed to have a remarkably joy-filled season.  We bought our tree way earlier than we normally do (seeing as the fire department was down to about a hundred, disappearing fast, weeks before we normally would have bought our tree).  The fact that we bought our tree early didn’t really mean we decorated early, and it waited for nearly a week before we got around to putting on the lights and ornaments.

Here’s a picture of Lewis decorating the Christmas tree, and down there is a picture of Niko, doing the same thing.  I couldn’t find any pictures of the finished Christmas tree, but it is particularly pretty this year.

Milo had a lot of fun with the lights on the tree (or at least, Mom and Pippa had a lot of fun with him and the lights on the tree).  This one’s a keeper, in my opinion . . . The second one . . . Not so much.

So that was that.  We (well, Dad and Grandmom) also put lights up on our house, which is still fun because we never used to do it at our old house.  Isn’t it pretty?

Also, we got snow the week before Christmas! This was super exciting for me because I love snow and we’ve never had it before in this house.  The picture was taken early on; it actually snowed a lot more than that and we were able to play outside in it.  Bea made a really cool snowdog which I’ll include a picture of, if I can find it.

Isn’t that pretty impressive?

Anyway, we enjoyed the snow (even though it was gone by Christmas Day … sigh …).  Apart from decorations and the general air of excitement waiting for Christmas, we don’t have many yearly traditions.  Pippa made a sort of advent where we opened a new Christmas children’s book every day, and Dad read them aloud to us.  That was fun on the few days that we actually had time to and remembered to do it.

The above is a picture of most of us crowded around him listening.  I was sitting on a chair behind the photo-taker, but I was there.

I made a countdown to Christmas, where every day you pull off a little bit of paper and it has a Christmassy dare and a snippet of a drawing behind.  Here’s a picture of what it looks like behind all the scraps of paper (and since I made it, I always got to know what the next day’s dare was).

We got a family photo taken at church a few weeks ago.  I don’t think that was because of Christmas, but it’s still a decent photo, so I’ll put it in too.

And because, surprise surprise, Christmas has come and gone (and I haven’t published this), I think I’ll leave this off here.  We’ve still got “Grandmom’s Christmas” coming on New Year’s, so I’ll post about both “real” Christmas and Grandmom’s then.  (Maybe.)

By Romilly

My name is Romilly Young and I am the loving second-oldest sister in a family of thirteen kids. In age order, they are
Philippa (Pippa), born 2004
Me, born 2006
Nikolai (Niko), born 2006
Delphinia (Delia), born 2006
Thaddeus (Teddy), born 2006
Lewis, born 2007
Beatrix (Bea), born 2007
Juniper, born 2009
Coraline, born 2011
Annis, born 2014
Verity, born 2016
Freya, born 2018
Milo, born 2020

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