Saturday, December 26, 2009


Getting Ready for Christmas

Here are the boys hanging out together while we are getting ready for Christmas.

The corner of our living room.
We went to the seminary for the Christmas party and to meet Santa. Of course, Islwyn was really excited about meeting Santa the whole day, and then when Santa came he wouldn't go up and meet him! So Amund went.
Islwyn sat with Minka and Grandpa instead of going to see Santa.
Some pictures of the boys hanging out in commons at the seminary before the Christmas party during gemutelikeit. The seminary was designed by Eero Saarinen and I wanted to take some photos of the boys with the architecture and design of the commons showcased. Here is another link. Note the diamond shaped windows and bricks and the pitched wood ceiling. He also designed the arch in St. Louis and many other fairly famous buildings. The campus design won the top award of college buildings in the US of that year (annual design award program of Progressive Architecture). Islwyn is standing by the fireplace.

Sadly much of the original furniture that was designed for the campus has been thrown out and some of the original design features of the campus have been altered considerably.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

We Love Our Tree

Some pictures of the boys by the Christmas tree.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Christmas Crafts etc.

Islwyn actually napped yesterday and so Amund and I did a photo shoot. Amund is pulling himself up and standing and crawling. Such a big boy.

Clapping boy in action.

Pulling himself up on the step.

Islwyn and I amde popcorn garland. I remember doing this when I was a little kid and my brother poured his glass of water into the bowl of popcorn. I was so angry!! Ruined my garland. :)

One of my Christmas projects. I have been working on this for about 2 months. It is double knitted. So I knitted the sweater twice and then had to sew it together. So it is twice as much work but super cute!!! And super warm. And I love the donkey ears. Can't wait to give it to him for Christmas.