Monday, December 21, 2009

Christmastime in Baltimore

Today is my first snow day! We got about a foot of snow two days ago, it hasn't snowed since, and still no school! I like this place.

Kelly and I have been trying to get into the Christmas spirit, but it's been a little hard without snow and all the dead, brown Halloween-looking trees all over the place. Our apartment is looking good, though!

Our first Christmas tree, Dmitri. (a.k.a. DmiTREE, though maybe we should have named it Charlie Brown, because it looks kinda like his little tree.)

We built a gingerbread house together!
Of course the snow outside makes it feel much more like home and like Christmastime. When it snowed on Saturday, the power went out at our apartment for about 5 hours. It was kind of fun. We had candles and read and I took 3 naps and we did all the dishes and Kelly made us soup, and we had our wonderful "Level 6 warmth" down blanket from Ikea to keep us warm! It was a relief when the power came back on, though.

Church was canceled yesterday because of the snow, so we spent two days inside, and now today is a snow day! What a great weekend! Kelly did have work, so I drove him over and his boss was late so got to we sit together in the car for awhile this morning. And I'm meeting him for lunch!

I doubt tomorrow will be a snow day, but I also doubt that many students will show up. I'm planning a fun activity for the few that do come, and I have Wednesday off to fly home! (Looks like my World History kids get out of that test until 2010.) Kel and I are so excited to come home the day after tomorrow!!! HOORAY!!!!!!!


Georgia said...

Yeah for snow, yeah for a day off school and super yeah that you are coming home!

We can hardly stand waiting for your plane to land so we can hug you tight and bring you home.



Georgia said...

DmiTree is beautiful, especially all lit up and decorated.

We got a tree and got it decorated so you won't have to take care of that chore when you get home.

Becky said...

I love your little tree! It's so cute! I'm so glad I got to see you over the break! I miss my Dani greatly! :-( But never fear! We shall meet again in a year! ... or whenever I have money to fly back east to visit... either way! :-) I hope teaching and school is going well!

P.S. I really think that Kelly and the Walrus would make a great book (from your last post). I am eagerly awaiting a copy :-)