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let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!

As a military family, our children rarely spend Christmas in the same place twice.  So working with that, we try to make family traditions flexible worldwide.  For example, we take them to the Nutcracker each year and recount years passed how many cities across the globe we’ve seen it in during the holidays.  We have tickets for today’s Septime Webre’s The Nutcracker starring George Washington as the heroic Nutcracker and England’s King George III as the villainous Rat King.  I can’t wait.  Our tickets are for the showing at D.C.’s historic Warner Theater.

Only we woke up this morning to all this snow!

So we went sledding instead!

The blizzard continues, D.C. is shut down.  We’re inside now, all warmed up and sipping hot chocolate.  This might be the year we reschedule the Nutcracker for January, which makes 2010 the historic year that we’ll see it twice!

Carlos is heartbroken, stuck indoors on a day the Saints are playing.  🙂  (thinking of you, Tommy and Katie!)

And I digress here, but sledding down that tiny treeless hill this morning brought back so many fond memories of recklessly sailing down mountains on Les Schwab tire tubes, dodging evergreens, and the completely insane hooky-bobbing of my youth.  On days like today, I think of all my Oregon friends and smile.  🙂  Miss you guys!


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