9. Do you have a nativity displayed through the holidays?
I do. Right now it's a little one that I got a couple of years ago in a little gift shop in Greensburg. It's perfect, because I don't worry about it getting broken and Westynn has moved those figures all over my house this year! One of the Three Kings was even on the edge of my bathtub one day. He broke Joseph's arm...but it's OK!! They know who Jesus is and they know that's why we celebrate Christmas. We also have a Fisher Price Nativity that lives in the kids toy room year round.
Now, I feel that I must tell you the sad story of my beautiful Home Interiors Nativity that is no more. I purchased it one year before we had kids...
That pictures doesn't do it justice. I LOVED IT!!
Notice the past tense verb there?
I even loved it after the angels arm got broken off during a rather raucous wrestling session between Jeremy and Preston one year.
It had the sweetest baby Jesus and the most adorable animals keeping watch.
And the stable...I just loved that too!
So, I'm sure you wondering by now what happened to my beloved Nativity Scene.
Before we moved out here, I had an outside storage shed. I very carefully wrapped all the pieces in tissue paper and lovingly packed them away one year. Only to open the lid on the plastic tote the next year and gag...apparently the lid had a tiny hole I was unaware of and our shed had started leaking...so that thing was COVERED in mold!! I had to toss the entire tote...it was emotional.
I'm always on the lookout for a new nativity, but I just haven't seen anything that I am willing to fork over the money for yet. Until then, we'll enjoy our small and portable nativity...who knows where we'll find Jesus this year?!