On Friday, the Christmas spirit was heightened 'round here with a visit to Greenville's Bob Jones University Art Museum, which contains the second largest collection of religious art in the world (the first being the collection at the Vatican). They had live instrumental performances throughout the gallery-- one being a "choir" of twelve harpists-- and a Christmas lighting ceremony.
Sadly, the only picture I took...
was of Husband standing in a very slow line for Hot Chocolate.
On Saturday, I worked on final projects for school and decorated the mantel, to which Husband sung
O Mantelpiece, O Mantelpiece,
How lovely are your branches!
And on Sunday, we attended a local performance of Handel's Messiah,
prepared for evening guests,
and finally bought a Christmas Tree so Husband could sing,
O Christmas Tree, O Christmas Tree
And...hmmm... it seems like I'm forgetting something...
On Saturday night, we watched our Auburn Tigers (Husband and I met at Auburn University where we went to undergrad) WIN THE SEC CHAMPIONSHIP! We watched it with our neighbors, who were rooting for the opposing team, the South Carolina Gamecocks.
They were very kind and fed us delicious chili spiced with a dash of cinnamon even though we were beating their socks off :)
Our guests on Sunday were also SC fans-- since we live in SC!-- so we had to make sure our "Santa Aubie" mascot was quietly on full display. That smile looks a bit smug, doesn't it?
In sad news, Khan has been ill. We think he has a virus... it's nasty. If you're the kind to say prayers for dogs, he'd much appreciate it.