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|graphic from Global Edmonton Facebook page|
Tuesday we reached a high of almost 13 degrees Celsius while at the International Airport it was 10.2 Celsius and Grand Prairie was 9.6 Celsius. It's been a long time since we were this warm in December as you can tell from the graphic. I apologize for the left margin cut off. Not sure what happened but suffice it to say...technology!
Is December warmer or colder than usual where you live?
I have to remember to spritz my swag with water to keep it from drying out since it has yet to freeze to sustain it whole. It has melted so much (remember the snowfall we had in November?) that now the walks are icy treacherous.
I'm participating in a cookie exchange this weekend with the kids and attending Candlelight Christmas Saturday evening. I've wanted to participate in a cookie exchange for a while and now that the kids are grown it seems an opportune time and they all seem keen on it.
|Candlelight Christmas 2013|
Not much decorating has been done here yet but soon we must find a fresh cut tree for the living room and maybe a poinsettia. Have you decorated for Christmas? Real tree or artificial? Do you display collections at Christmas like nativities, nutcrackers (me), villages?
09 December 2014
I've been craving sauerkraut for weeks, really! I loved it as a child but since I am the only one in the family who will eat it, I rarely buy it. Well, the craving wouldn't go away so I headed to a local greenhouse whose owner makes her own and sells it on site. While picking out my sauerkraut, I also grabbed some Pfeffernusse Cookies and Dominoes. Of course, I had to check out their Christmas market, photos of which I will share for you to enjoy as well.
There are still at least two greenhouses I must visit before Christmas. I hope you'll return for a virtual tour!!
08 December 2014
Thursday November 27 to Saturday November 29, the LDS Church in Sherwood Park held their annual Creche Exhibit. The exhibit grows larger and larger each year just as does the number of visitors for this event that has been operating since 1996.
The entire exhibit is comprised of approximately 1250 nativity scenes/sets offered for display by members of the church in the community and surrounding area. There are collections from around the world including Peru, Hawaii, Philippines, Germany, Africa, Peurto Rico, China and Thailand to name a few.
As one strolls through the aisles viewing the inticacies of the pieces, live performances of Christmas carols from the adjoining chapel are enjoyed. Here families and individuals from congregations in the community entertain the public with song and instruments.
In a nearby room an exhibit especially for children is set up. Here you find Precious Moments, hand-made nativities and other special nativities that children will enjoy seeing.
The Christmas Creche Exhibit is a wonderful way to begin the holiday season. Away from the hubbub of the shopping malls, one can enjoy the peaceful atmosphere and remember the true reason for the season.