We started off with our Christmas celebration with Tim, Janice, Tessa, and Willem. We had a yummy supper of soup and buns and it was so delicious. Except for the hidden cilantro in the appetizers! Ha! (And I should clarify that Janice and Dave love cilantro and Tim and I don't love cilantro.) There was a hilarious moment of Tim and I biting into the same type of appetizer and hurriedly handing the rest of it over to our spouse because every good marriage is based on the fact that you can count on your spouse to consume your half-eaten appetizer with the hidden cilantro!
with the flash off, in front of the nativity set
with the flash on, in front of the sign announcing the light display
Saturday I went to my friend's birthday party and then we had our friends' two boys for the afternoon. We decided to take all four kids to a carol sing at a senior's home. It was organized by our youth group but they invited others in the church to join them. As the four kids went racing into the seniors' complex, Dave remarked, "Tonight on your local news: In an ill-advised move, the Smith Jones family took four kids to a seniors' home today and 17 people were injured." (Where "Smith Jones" equals our last name.) I laughed but thankfully, the kids were super helpful in handing out the songbooks and actually all sat quietly and sang (or requested songs) for almost an hour.
I'm getting as tired writing about our weekend as I was living it, so since this post is getting so long, I am going to end here. Tune in on Thursday for "The Weekend What: Part Two."