Wednesday, 12 December 2007

O Christmas Tree

We went right from turkey and dressing to all things Christmas! Since our arrival in October, the weather has been fairly mild. It has rained but not like we'd expected. Well, all of that changed about 2 1/2 weeks ago when the temperatures dropped and it rained solid for 2 weeks. Everyone has said, "welcome to the REAL Scotland weather!" It's been pretty yucky, but you learn to get out and do everything that you have to do in the wet cold weather. As we started to focus on Christmas this past weekend, the cold weather helped to get us in the mood!

Saturday morning we bundled up to head into the City Centre to see the Winterfest in the Square and the German Christmas Market. Winterfest is just a few rides and food booths in one of the main squares with an outdoor skating rink. Ethan thought he would try until until the rain came pouring down and changed this outdoor adventure into a soggy one! Anyway, the boys were troopers. They tried one of the rides and tasted some of the food at the Christmas Market.

The highlight of our day was picking out our Christmas tree and bringing it home to decorate. We had a great afternoon, snuggled in our living room with Christmas music on, a fire in the fireplace and decorations coming out of boxes!

Just as we put the lights on the tree, huge snowflakes started falling from the sky! It was so beautiful and certainly something we do not see very often when decorating our tree in Texas!

It did not stick since it was so wet but it was nice to see it in the air for a few hours!

The tree is up, the stockings are hung and we are awaiting an early arrival of St. Nick this weekend!