Friday, December 31, 2010

Christmas Time ~ Part 4

What a joy it was to gather with other missionary friends during the Christmas season. The Grazianos graciously opened their home for the get-together. The evening started off great with some delicious food.





Ron is enjoying chili in a bread bowl, pulled pork, and home made tortilla chips

Then we sang some Christmas carols.




Caleb sang along - his favorite Christmas songs are
Away in a Manger and Joy to the World





Then Matt Graziano read the Christmas story and shared some challenging thoughts.




All the kids exchanged gifts. It is so fun to watch kids (little and big ones) open gifts. Cleaning up the wrapping paper was the funnest part. You can't just throw those wads of wrapping paper away....you have to throw it at someone first. The kids and some adults joined in the fun.

Caleb's dart gun was a big hit and all the little ones took turns trying it out.


Thanks, Ryland, for the very cool gift for Caleb...he loves it!


I think Sarah's favorite part of the evening was helping take care of Ryland. She loves babies and enjoyed her time getting to play "mommy". Ryland's mom asked if she could borrow Sarah, and although I know Sarah would love it, I wouldn't know what to do without her.


It was a wonderful evening. We are so thankful for the friends God has given us to fellowship with and share special occasions/holidays with.

4 comments:

  1. I so want to be in that room!! We really miss all of you!!

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  2. It's a blessing to know that you have found some good folks to fellowship with. We missed having you at our Christmas celebration, but rejoice to know that you had a great time with other missionaries.

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  3. Your pictures and description of the day make me want to be there...ESPECIALLY the picture of the chili in the bread bowl with the homemade chips. MMMMMMMmmm! Chili is my ultimate favorite...especially if it's HOT!

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  4. Glad you all had a good time of fellowship with other missionaries. The food looks awesome! And we see that if there is a gun of any kind laying around, Ron can't keep his hands off of it!

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