|The church did a great job with the Christmas program on December 9th. The children acted out the story and the adult choir sang several songs. Esther didn't participate, but she learned to sing "Away in the Manger"....|
Now the bad news, I lost my camera over Christmas :( so I have no pictures from the rest of our time in MN, but I'll share some of the highlights:
- Aaron got to speak at my parent's church
- The big K. get together was Sunday afternoon. Our White Elephant gift exchange has to be one of the most fun anywhere!
- Instead of a big meal (because it was a Sunday) we talked Grandma into having M&K pizza. Definitely a highlight :)
- To offset the non-traditional food, they brought out some lutefisk. I tried a bite just to say I'd done it (and you never know, maybe the 1/8 Swedish blood would come out I would like it...). Slimy and fishy, but like Aaron says, a little tarter sauce would probably fix it just fine! Or maybe we'll just be done with it...
-Aaron was gone for a couple days, so I stayed up late reading "The Lost Pearle".
-The girls were sick the last few days, so that was sad.
-My family has a tradition of deep frying once a year around the holidays, so we had egg rolls one day.
-Mathias was playing with a remote control car and Esther was laughing hysterically over it :)
Then we got home on a Saturday night, were at church all day Sunday, opened our stockings on Monday morning and left for Gatlinburg for Christmas with the S. family. As you can imagine, with a quick unpack/pack like that, I forgot several items to bring, but everything was ok. We stopped and picked up our mail on the way out and had so much fun opening Christmas cards - Thank you everyone that sent one :)