Posts Tagged ‘Christmas’

As you must know, Christmas was celebrated a couple of days ago, and as is the tradition for December 25th, people in our family exchanged gifts with each other. Many presents were exchanged in our house. Several of us children ganged up and gave our dad a 10″ Sliding Compound Miter Saw with a Laser for making precise cuts. With that, we’ll be making a greenhouse and other things.

I myself was gifted a lot of things. According to Dink, it’s because I’m the easiest to shop for. Anyway, I was given three throwing knives, a long bathrobe, a fedora, a Frozen painting (which I’m going to use for a target), and a wooden comb, among other things.

The throwing knives are Gladius Throwers from Cold Steel. Today I set up a board and chucked a few knives at the board. The last throwing knives we had were really bad, and these are a big improvement. I stuck a few, but I’ll have to practice a lot.

The Frozen painting was from my two brothers and one of my sisters, all of whom have an intense dislike for Frozen. The intent for the painting was to use it for target practice, which is definitely what I’ll use it for. I’ve never seen the movie, but I think I wouldn’t like Frozen either. Don’t think about it too much and get upset, please.

Our sister’s boyfriend was over for Christmas and I was wearing my new bathrobe and fedora. He commented that I looked like a really lazy detective.

Anyway, we had a really nice Christmas and we hope everyone out there did too!

Now that there’s a lot of people in our family with actual jobs, there’s generally more presents under the tree 🙂

Merry Christmas 2015

Posted: December 25, 2015 in Videos
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Science time! Not really. We all know that days get shorter and longer throughout the year, and that that is due to the earth’s axial tilt. At the spring and autumnal equinox, all places get sunlight for an equal amount of time. Their nights are 12 hours, and their days are 12 hours also. The spring and autumnal equinoxes are March 20 (or 21, depending on the year) and September 22 or 23, respectively.

The axial tilt is also responsible for seasons, and the fact that the seasons are reversed depending on what hemisphere you are in. For the Southern Hemisphere, their summer happens during our winter and their winter during our summer, etc. But at least for the Northern Hemisphere, after the spring equinox, the days keep getting longer until June 21 or 22, when we have days that are over 12 hours long. At the same time, the Southern Hemisphere has days less than 12 hours long. But after June 21/22, the days for the Northern Hemisphere get shorter and shorter, until they have days shorter than 12 hours, on December 21/22.

End of science time. The pagans in the Northern Hemisphere who worshiped the sun noticed that the days did get shorter and longer throughout the year, and they knew that in the early 20’s of December, the days started getting longer again. Because of this fact, the pagans called it the “birthday of the sun.” They actually thought the sun was “reborn” on that day, because the duration of its light had been less and less, and suddenly started increasing. By the time the length of the day was definitely noticeable, unfortunately, it was December 25th. Anything familiar about that date?

That’s right. It’s Christmas! So how did it come to be what it is now? Well, when Christians came to the pagans’ land, they wanted to make the “birthday of the sun” a bit more related to Christianity, so they changed the name of the holiday to the Birthday of the Son. So even though people are almost positive that Jesus was born in April, we celebrate the Birthday of the Son on December 25th.

‘Tis the season!

Three Hundred Sixty-Four Days

Posted: December 26, 2013 in Uncategorized

We’re already counting down until next Christmas – we can hardly wait! I had been crocheting a white scarf to go along with the white headband I made for my older sister, and that was probably the most rewarding thing to give,  just because it took so long to make. As for what my favorite gift to receive was, it’s hard to say. They were all so good, but I think my three favorites were a flashlight, a sling shot, and a Yomega Xodus II yo-yo. The most rewarding gift that Dink gave was a camera that he gave to our mom and his two favorite gifts were probably the hoodie and the coat that he got.

We had a great Christmas and we hope you all had a great Christmas as well! Remember everyone – there’s only three hundred and sixty-four days left until next Christmas 🙂

Merry Christmas 2013

Posted: December 23, 2013 in Uncategorized
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ChristmasTreePickWe have been having a great time for several weeks now, getting ready for Christmas, enjoying every aspect of it. Yet even while the Christmas season is going on, making cookies, decorating the tree, watching Christmas movies, buying gifts, going to Christmas parties, etc., we are aware of the fact that all of it, save some, has nothing to do with what Christmas is actually about. We enjoy the secular parts of Christmas, but what even makes it worth celebrating? Without knowing that we are celebrating the birth of Christ, all the other things would be pointless.

We are grateful to Jesus for coming to earth for us. Christmastime is a celebration of Christ’s birth and therefore, a celebration of our salvation, our hope. He is the Light of the World, the Good Shepherd, the King of kings, Lord of lords, Emmanuel, God with us, Prince of Peace, and more. Let everyone sing praise to Him this Christmas and worship His Holy Name on Christmas morning.  Thank you, Lord Jesus.

                   “…behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior which is Christ the Lord. And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger. And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, Glory to God in the highest and on earth peace, good will toward men.” Luke 2:10b-14

Merry Christmas everyone and we’ll be back after Christmas!!

~the Weekly Day