22 December 2005


If you've stumbled upon our lowly blog, Christmas greetings to you! This is Emma's first Christmas, and we're doing everything we can to make it special. Kinda tough when you're moving five days after Christmas! But we do have a tree (3' artificial) and lots of presents and music (Harry Connick Jr, "When My Heart Finds Christmas"). We even managed to squeak out a role for little Emma in the children's church Christmas play (see photos). Meg, despite her busyness, has managed to bake dozens of "bizcochitos" - some New Mexican Christmas cookie made with lard (yes, lard) and anise (yes, anise.) Bizcochitos is Spanish for "what the heck do we make out of the leftover lard and anise?" But don't be fooled - they're surprisingly DELICIOUS!!