Christmas beauties of the day.
Painted eggs from Russia.
The first two photos are a front and back of the same egg. When Erik Lauritzen served his LDS mission there, a woman he met was very proficient at painting them. He asked her to do one to commemorate our December anniversary. The first view she painted from photos he had of us. The second is the Washington Temple, where we met and married.
When we were able to meet her and have dinner with her and her family, she presented me with another one that she had just finished a few days earlier -- the Nativity.
The images above were taken from a photo Erik had of us, and the temple was one she had seen a photo of that belonged to someone else.
She had just finished this, and presented it to me.