Sunday, December 15, 2013

[258/365] Little Elf

[258/365] Little Elf by goaliej54

We had a very busy day on the agenda for today -- one of those times when everything gets planned for the same day. But Mother Nature had her own plans and brought us a snowstorm. We made it to a family Christmas party earlier in the day, and then came home when the snow picked up to settle in and finish decorating the tree. The little elf was hard at work.

On our way home from the party, we were excited to pass by the airport as a plane was landing -- there's this road right next to the runway where it looks like the plane will just about land on your car. Between the snow and the bright lights from the runway and the plane, it felt like a scene from a movie. Mechanical but beautiful (hard to explain).

Later, as we were working on the tree, Josh peeked out the window and exclaimed, "My wish came true! There's a deer in the yard!" Sure enough, there was not just one, but two deer in the yard. He told me his dream was to see a deer in the snow. Usually, we see them from afar in the back yard, but there they were amid our Christmas lights in the front yard. I wish I had been able to get a photo of that! But it will always be a wonderful memory to have.