Wednesday, December 27, 2006


We had a very nice Christmas.

Christmas Eve day we attended the 8:30 am Children's service. I thought all the Sunday School children did a great job of speaking their parts very clearly and most all of them had them memorized. Super! After service we came home and our children opened their gifts they had bought for each other (name exchange) and dh and I exchanged our gifts. Then, while I finished cooking, the kids played, dh went back to work to come home for our nice family dinner at noon. That afternoon all took a nap and then dressed and ready for the 6pm Lessons and Carols service. Then it was home to open the rest of the gifts, eat snacks and enjoy the presents. Dressing one more time we all went back for the 11pm Christmas mass.

Christmas Day we awoke and attended the 9am Christmas Mass and came home, changed, gathered our things and headed to family for a big dinner, lots of visiting and fun. We stayed overnight and enjoyed playing Settlers of Catan, Ticket to Ride, and Seafarers of Catan. Arriving home last night, we all enjoyed sleeping in our own beds, and now getting life back to "normal" again.

There might be others who didn't like the Services for whatever reason. But I thoroughly enjoyed how they all entwined together and how singing the carol, Let Our Gladness Have no End on Christmas day it brought together so nicely all the services and sermons I had heard in the past day.

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