Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Christmas Eve Service in Mérida, México

Kids' presentation and Christmas Eve service 2006

This file is BIG - so let it run through once (and buffer) then play it again. It should play through without any stops the 2nd time.

Christmas Service in Mérida

Christmas Eve this year our family had the opportunity to participate in the service held at our church here in Mérida. Dave was asked to share the Word of God and the kids were involved in declaring the birth of Jesus in a beautiful presentation with poetry and drama and singing. I've put together several photos that will allow you to see our Christmas Eve service, 2006.
Please drop us an e-mail if you've had the chance to view it or if you had any trouble with watching it from start to finish.
Merry Christmas!

Friday, December 22, 2006

Jammy Time

You've got to love the feeling when you get into a brand new pair of pajamas! The kids were all smiles tonight in their new jammies. Enjoy the photos!

A few of my friends have been posting their blogs with slide.com - I had to give it a try myself. What do you think? It was super easy to use!

Thursday, December 21, 2006

Kids's Conversation

Dave and I were in the car with the kids on our way to a party when the kids began a Biblical discussion.
We've been reading about the ark of the covenant and what it was and the laws about it, and what happened to those who disobeyed the laws.

Joseph: Only the high, high, high priest could touch it.
Rebekah: It wasn't the high, high, high priest, it was just the high priest.

It's neat to hear that they're retaining information that we're teaching them.

Thursday, December 14, 2006

Oh Christmas Tree

Every year since we've been married, Dave and I have had a fake Christmas tree. Last year, in Costa Rica, it was miniature, even. This year we decided to go with a real one. We packed the kids in the car and headed out to Wally World (not sure about the the whole copyright thing on the actual name . . .) in our summer attire to pick out a tree and ornaments to decorate it.
Interesting procedure - we choose a tree, a guy cuts a bit off the trunk, then hammers a couple of boards and a large planter "plate" to the bottom of it, and finally ties it up on the top of our SUV. Quite a process, but I'm sitting here admiring its beauty and wonderful piny smell. I have to admit, it's tough feeling the heat of the day and thinking of Christmas, but the kids had a super time putting up ornaments and setting up the nativity - we listened to Harry Connick, Jr. and Nat King Cole and took pictures of the finished product. Happy Decorating!