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.

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