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Saturday, January 3, 2009

flashback friday/ Christmas prep

Getting ready for Christmas.
Daddy leads the charge.
We all love to pitch in!
We love our plane collection.

Just home from a long hospital stay. We'll do most of the watching.

Zoom!


Finished product.



Yes, I am well aware that it is officially Sat. but I couldn't get to this yesterday, so here it is! I wanted to get these pics posted of our little tradition we have of putting up the Christmas decorations. We always do this together as a family. We usually do this the weekend of Thanksgiving but we were detained for B's hospitalization. It didn't take away from the specialness of it at all, in fact it became more precious than ever.


As most of you know, my mom is a pilot, so we tend to collect/receive many ornaments of airplanes. They are really fun but we started to run out of room. I think it was Glenn that decided to hang them around the tree for the flying affect. It turned out to really look cool and we have continued that ever since.

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Why MAGNANIMOUS?

Noah Webster's 1828 Dictionary of the American Language defines Magnanimity as such:
MAGNANIM'ITY, n. [L. magnanimitas; magnus, great, and animus, mind.] Greatness of mind; that elevation or dignity of soul, which encounters danger and trouble with tranquillity and firmness, which raises the possessor above revenge, and makes him delight in acts of benevolence, which makes him disdain injustice and meanness, and prompts him to sacrifice personal ease, interest and safety for the accomplishment of useful and noble objects.