What I wore:
Pants: Paper Denim
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.