It's a mildly un-Neels Christmas. But here's where the Great Betty's and my VENN diagram overlaps:
- Church services on Christmas morning. Thank heavens our congregation meets at 9am.
- Home-fashioned Christmas gifts. Several of them. Check.
|Homemade: Babies don't inspect seams...|
- Christmas music played from the radio. (Granted, my set is not a post-war relic and the DJ rotation is rather classic-light and Mariah Carey-heavy...)
- Ice-skating. (The Mevrouw van Voorhees is undecided about whether she loves or loathes this family tradition. Suffice it to say, she does not glide effortlessly over the ice, supported in the strong, well-chiseled arms of a trained medical practitioner. I wait in gloomy anticipation for the day when a nasty spill necessitates a visit to the ER on Christmas Eve. But the children love it, and certainly La Neels would approve of that.)