Yesterday, we started opening the Advent Calendars and the daily gifts. As you may have heard form the boys, most Americans save their gifts for Christmas morning (December 25th). But in the spirit of the boys' home countries and their deep, unaided obsessions with the holiday, we're doing the calendar and gifts throughout the month of December. I hope I survive! To give you a sense of Maine during the wintertime, I'm including below The Maine Christmas Song with a slide show of Maine scenes.
We received news that Sonke's dad, Wilhelm, just underwent shoulder surgery. We wish him a speedy recovery!