Saturday, December 22, 2012

happy, happy Christmas

Michael and Amy weigh a suitcase
Last Monday morning our bags were packed  and weighed,
and we traveled northward to St. Louis to return our rental van.
With a few extra hours to spare before taking our flight to the NW, 
we visited the St. Louis Arch,
the Gateway to the West.
(For us it's more of a gateway to the East...)

We rode to the top of the arch; 630 feet up.

The view from the top was breathtaking,
but not more so than the swaying of the arch
under us...

It was  good to get our feet back on firm ground again.

decorating the tree
Then on to Seattle, where we've been celebrating the season
together with family.

building gingerbread houses
  These are sweet times.
Happy, happy Christmas, 
that can win us back to the delusions of our childhood days, 
recall to the old man the pleasures of his youth, 
and transport the traveler back to his own fireside and quiet home!

~Charles Dickens


Carl G. said...

Have a wonderful Christmas where the light shines in the darkness and the light is not overcome!

OliveTree said...

Merry Christmas to you too!

A.Michelle said...

Merry Christmas to you, too! Thanks for the sweet comment you left on my blog. I was missing all of you tonight at the Christmas Eve service. I hope you are having a lovely time with your family.