Since I am on break from work for two weeks, I also have my computer shut off and away from me. Often that is the biggest break of all for me…to have time away from the computer. So today that leaves me typing on my phone.
Needless to say this post won’t be all jingle bell jazzy, but I so wanted to share about our Christmas!
This Christmas we were steeped in all things German. Our Filipino missionary, Jamie, went home for the holidays, but our German missionary, Johannes or Jo, stayed with us to celebrate. This is his first Christmas away from home and from his twin brother, so we wanted to make it special for him.
He and his family made it so special for us!
Not sure how the order or size of the pictures will turn out. So I will try to describe them in a way you can understand.
We went to the Electric Safari at the zoo on the eve of Christmas Eve. It was beautiful and so very cold. The tiger was out playing and the lion and my Chris had a stare down competition. Wish I had a picture of that!
One of the missionary team members (Coco is also German) made an assortment of German cookies (I am on total sugar detox today–ate way too many sweets yesterday!).
We enjoyed playing a German game based on a lovely place in France. I loved it!
Also we enjoyed stollen, which is a delicious bread. Mmmm!
On Christmas eve, after the service at church, we asked Jo to read the Christmas story. Noah had gotten him a German/ English Bible. Jo is very funny, so he began reading it in German. We all love his sense of humor so much.
Christmas morning we had German pancakes (actually it is our tradition), added candles and sang Happy Birthday to Jesus.
The day was full of fun and rest and great and plentiful food, including some yummy German candy! Last night we worked a puzzle — mainly Kylie and Jo. It was a wonderful Christmas!
Tonight we are having friends over for games and making Weiner schnitzel…more German fare. Actually it isn’t a far throw from Texan fare. Chris loves it!
I really have no idea what we would do or who we would be without these missionary boys. They are impacting our whole family in such a beautiful way! We could never bless them more than they bless us. Oh what a beautiful way God works!
Merry Christmas Everyone! And God bless us all. Truly.