Thursday, December 25, 2008

Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel has come to thee, O Israel!

Adeste fideles,
Laeti triumphantes;
Venite, venite in Bethlehem;
Natum videte,
Regem Angelorum:
Venite adoremus,
Venite adoremus,
Venite adoremus Dominum!

Cantet nunc hymnos
Chorus angelorum,
Cantet nunc aula caelestium:
Gloria, gloria,
In excelsis Deo!
Venite adoremus,
Venite adoremus,
Venite adoremus Dominum!

Ergo qui natus
Die hodierna,
Jesu tibi sit gloria;
Patris aeterni
Verbum caro factum!
Venite adoremus,
Venite adoremus,
Venite adoremus Dominum!

O Come All Ye Faithful
Joyful and triumphant,
O come ye, O come ye to Bethlehem.
Come and behold Him,
Born the King of Angels;
O come, let us adore Him,
O come, let us adore Him,
O come, let us adore Him,
Christ the Lord.

O Sing, choirs of angels,
Sing in exultation,
Sing all that hear in heaven God's holy word.
Give to our Father glory in the Highest;
O come, let us adore Him,
O come, let us adore Him,
O come, let us adore Him,
Christ the Lord.

All Hail! Lord, we greet Thee,
Born this happy morning,
O Jesus! for evermore be Thy name adored.
Word of the Father, now in flesh appearing;
O come, let us adore Him,
O come, let us adore Him,
O come, let us adore Him,
Christ the Lord.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Our Christmas card photo

Here are the hooligans for our card photo. Since we are a very disorganized busy family, I didn't order the cards till Monday night and then had to pay $18 for shipping to guarantee that we get them before Christmas day! Don't tell Scott because the shipping cost almost as much as the cards. Good thing he doesn't read my blog.

How's your Advent?

Sunday, December 14, 2008

The name on the mailbox read "Griswold..."

photo of a house in the next town by Scott Giglio

Well, no, not really. but it should have. Oy vey! I don't want their electric bill in January! They had crazy stuff like a Santa rocket ship, Santa train, even a booty-shaking Santa. No. you read that right. His booty moved side to side. It was sort of disturbing.

Even sort of funnier was that we first saw this house on Friday night when we all piled into the car to drive around and look at lights. When we went back tonight with the camera, they had actually ADDED lights!!!

In other news, we got our Christmas tree today. We get ours fresh cut at the tree farm in Long Valley, NJ. No, we don't cut it ourselves. A nice college boy does. On the way home, after much travelling about the land of Scott's youth, we stopped in Bedminster for a coffee. Here's photo I took of the sunset:

As I got out of the van to take the picture, Primo asked me why I always take so many pictures of the sky. I don't know. Here is Primo with Curly Sue in the evening light:

And here is Bub, avoiding the camera:

Poor kid's in the way back, no light on him, and then he told me to stop taking his picture. This is the only one I got. Plus I had to crop good ol' Primo out 'cause he's a camera hog.

Fun times! What did you do this weekend?

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Oy vey

So, Scott got his drivers' license renewal form yesterday, which made me wonder when my license needs to be renewed (I do not recall ever getting my form in the mail). I looked and lo, it expired Sunday Nov. 30. Have I mentioned that my car failed inspection in August? And I haven't gotten it re-inspected yet? Have I mentioned that Curly Sue woke up from a 12 hour coma with a temperature and I am home with a yucchy cold resting and there goes my morning at the DMV? I am starting to feel that I might need to start walking everywhere until I get these things taken care of. What happens if you get pulled over in my situation and you're not ON YOUR WAY to the DMV? Arrested? fined? Pray the officer is a guy you know from the PAL who might cut you a break? All of the above?

On the bright side, I got to watch the Backyardigans. Austin, the purple kangaroo, is my favorite. Today he was a pirate (who runs a pirate camp) who taught Uniqua and Pablo how to be pirates. Tasha played a pirate ghost who wanted to tickle Austin and turn him into a ghost and Uniqua and Pablo had to save him.

More Day-quil? Yes, have some!

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Prayers, please

Scott's dad was diagnosed with ocular melanoma a few years ago and eventually lost one eye to the cancer. He has had clean scans for about 2 years now, but today he went for another round of tests and they found more melanoma behind his other eye. He's going for radiation on Thursday, so prayers to Sts. Lucy and Peregrine would be greatly appreciated. Grazie.