Nope, I'm NOT "PC"... when I say Merry Christmas, I mean it. I'm a Christian. If you are not Christian, then I accept your views and I'll tell you "Happy... insert your holiday here". However, being a Roman Catholic, I LOVE to hear "Merry Christmas" or "Happy Christmas" during these next two weeks.
|Mom bought this Nativity for me in 2005... love it!|
|Kings are on their journey!!|
WHAT? (you say) TWO WEEKS??? Yep... these two weeks ARE the 12 days of Christmas. I believe that from Thanksgiving (or around that time) until Christmas day it is Advent... that's the preparation for the coming of our savior, Jesus.
So, once it's his birthday... it's now officially the Christmas Season. NOW you'll hear me singing Christmas tunes and being really happy. NOW you'll see baby Jesus in my nativity scenes around the house... what you won't see are the 3 kings within the nativity... spot them, they're farther away!
|My Snowmen Nativity... wise men are coming!!|
|My teen, college kiddo and me in front of the sake barrels|
|Teen's new profile pic!!|
|My precious young men.|
We went to the Asahi Brewery next, but didn't go inside as we just couldn't figure that one out... we also saw a neat park on the way which had twisted metal and a memorial garden to those Tokyo residents who lost their lives during the bombing of Tokyo in WWII.
|The plaque next to the flowers... it was very emotional for the boys as they really like Japan and it's people.|
|The flowers to the left of the plaque|
|The twisted metal...|
|Addison walking through the golden ginko leaves... yeah, it's winter...|
|Replica of the Nihongashi Bridge and the boats|
|They had binoculars through which you could look at the models and they looked 'real'|
The buildings were temporary structures to allow for evacuation, if necessary. They were covered with the outside coverings of sake barrels... thus the symbols (I enlarged the last photo so you can see them).
|My guys at our favorite place, Santa Sushi!|