Wednesday, December 18, 2013


It's been a few years since I've found a place for the Nativity. This Nativity came directly from Israel when my sister lived there. She bought it from a person she knew and he carved them. I wanted to take care of it. So this year it's on the mantle.

As you'll notice Mary, Joseph and Baby Jesus are not in the stable. They are, in fact, "traveling" to Bethlehem by way of various locations in our home. Mary and Joseph will arrive on Christmas Eve and Baby Jesus will be in the manger on Christmas morning. My Mom did this for us when we were young so I thought my children might enjoy finding Mary and Joseph each day.

They really enjoyed it. We just have a problem now. Mary and Joseph are in an unspecified location. They were last seen on the steps (that was their stop between the upstairs and downstairs. See, we are getting closer to Christmas so they are traveling closer.) and the only party taking responsibility for their movement is Anna.

Aliza and Josiah were on a search this morning. Anna claimed she moved them. She said they were upstairs, in her room, by her bed. The entire bed area has been searched without success. Tonight Jeremy questioned Anna again. This time she very seriously said that, indeed, she picked them up and walked with them. But tonight she said she put them in a box. Jeremy said, What box? Anna answered, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11. Not helpful.

Hopefully, Mary and Joseph will be located before Christmas morning.

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