Christmas has now come and gone and we are standing at the brink of another new year! So many good times were crammed into the past few weeks, but most importantly of all, a celebration of our Savior's birth, which is what it is all about.
Jack read the Christmas story to us.
We made a visit to a local church for a visit to Bethlehem.
Live Nativity was pretty active.
A petting zoo filled with kids and animals.
Plenty of activities in the Bethlehem market place including
wreaths, ornaments, leather bracelets and cinnamon bread.
One of the ornaments they made.
On Christmas Eve, DH and I attended our Christmas Eve service at church and then spent the evening at the home of our dear friends, Alice and Fred and their big family! What an enjoyable evening it was with good friends and lots of delicious foods, including Wedding Soup. Although we had planned a quick trip to Oklahoma, we made a change due to the weather forecast of bad storms coming in.
Sweet kids all excited about Christmas.
Finally get to open the big box.
What a gorgeous day it was for the kids to ride the new bicycles.
Grandpa just wants to know when do we eat.
Brady and Noah came to visit
They are experts on the hover board.
Go-Kart for Christmas.
Our gift to them was a trip to iFly.
Wow! What an adventure!!!
They went to see Uncle Jason at the fire station.
We had so much fun playing games, Bingo, Hearts, Farkle and the air hockey game that I bought for entertainment here at the house. Good thing too because the day after Christmas turned very nasty cold with thunderstorms.
Unfortunately, the day after Christmas was tragic for many in North Texas. So much destruction for nearby residents who lost family members, their homes and belongings. In thinking about all the excitement which led up to Christmas, the shopping they had done, the decorating, preparations, after all is said and done, none of those things mattered after the storms came through. It is truly heartbreaking.