Sunday, January 6, 2013

Our First Christmas

“Expect lots of visitors on Christmas!” we were told. So, we made lots of chicken and rice to share, only to find that any adults who wanted to visit either thought we wouldn’t be expecting them or were busy hosting their own guests! However, we did have a houseful of neighborhood children who received chicken in the afternoon and evening, something they probably have never experienced before! ☺ We played the animal game, watched “The Grinch Who Stole Christmas”, took out Christy’s braids, danced, ate Christmas cookies, played charades, and talked like old friends. It really was delightful. On Boxing Day, the 26th, we anticipated a quiet day at home having our own little Christmas celebration, but this is when our guests decided to visit, so we had a full house off and on from 10am to 7pm! (We managed to watch White Christmas in-between visits) The only planning one can do here, is plan for the unexpected and be ready for it spiritually and emotionally! Praise God, Christmas (and Boxing Day) were a time of great joy and celebration of Christ and his miraculous coming.
The girls take out my braids! I think they were a bit faster than Zach would have been!
"Let's make a band!" - Vicky (Zach's "junior sister")

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