Get it? Christmas – ChristBUS?
We have been taking a big fat break over the past few weeks. Some of our fabulous neighbors were out of town and invited us to stay in their place while they were gone. It was nice to be able to recover from giving birth (have I mentioned it was in a hallway? Because I am still getting over that) without having to climb up and down a ladder at bedtime and to have a working fridge inside the house. We’ve also been ridiculously blessed with meals from friends and family, so it truly has felt like a vacation.
However, being in someone else’s space (even with a tree and gifts from our neighbors!) somehow isn’t quite the same as being at home for Christmas. The girls were very excited to go back to the bus and deck our own halls… or hall, if you will.
The combination of the colorful LEDs and the solar lights is really nice at night:
We have a Charlie Brown-style living Christmas tree (that is both little and lopsided) that we plan to plant on the property next week. Because we had so many leftover ornaments from our tiny tree, we took some of the extras outside and decorated a lonely pine outside:
So, that’s how we’ll be celebrating the birth of Christ: in our own, cozy space with our new, cozy baby:
In OTHER news: after 9 months and some bumps along the way, we FINALLY closed on our construction loan! This means that we can get started pulling permits, which can take from 1 to 3 months on average, and THEN WE CAN ACTUALLY START BUILDING A HOUSE FOR US TO LIVE IN!
It’s a Christmas miracle.