Tuesday, December 6, 2011

What I wore: Live Nativity

What I wore:

 Coat: Anthropolgie
Sweater: Splendid
Shirt: Gap
Pants: Paper Denim
Shoes: Hunter

What I should have worn:

I love going out during the holidays with my family, but good heavens at only 18 degrees outside what was I thinking!  1.2 seconds after we got out of the car, Alfie screamed out that his eyes were hurting.  It was that cold.  Thankfully the kids were dressed a little more appropriately than I was, and I would not have missed this amazing live nativity just to be warm.  It was our first year going and it was truly magical.

They drove us up in horse trailers (is that legal?) and dropped us off at a farm, where they had bonfires to stand around and hear from shepherds who told us their stories. We walked up a bit and saw real goats, camels and donkeys as well as soldiers on horses. They also had a barn where you could hear the three wisemen talk about their gifts and see people weaving baskets and rugs as well as making pottery and bread. We walked across to the other barn where they had carolers singing on the top balcony to set the feeling before we entered the stable where everyone got quiet with reverence and we walked by the most peaceful, precious, sleeping baby who was supposed to be the baby Jesus.  It was all so incredible, and the hot chocolate they served afterwards helped warm us up for the walk back down.  What a great experience for our family. This is definitely the start of a new tradition.  


Lucy @ Charm About You said...

That picture made me laugh!! You look super cute though. Sounds like great fun :)

Needled Mom said...

It sounds like a great new tradition for your family. I'll bet that hot choclate tasted GREAT!

Bead and Needle said...

Killer coat...I was waiting for the part where you said you were IN the living nativity, in those red boots! Too cute - what a great tradition - hope it's warmer next year!

Jenny B. said...

That looks like so much fun! It has been super cold, lately.

Kassi @ Truly Lovely said...

SUPER cute outfit! Love the jacket and boots!! It does look really cold out there though... haha

Candice said...

I ADORE this nativity!! The cold got us though- you were braver than we are :) We look like the second picture every time we go- vanity flies out the window :) hehe! We were able to sing in it the first few years they did it! And like you said- amazing experience- no way to put it into words! Maybe we'll see you next year!!

Michelle said...

That sounds like such a great tradition. Where does the Nativity take place?