Friday, February 21, 2014

Christmas Eve 2013

After we finished our Christmas deliveries, we hurried home and I started making Nana's Lasagna (slightly altered of course, due to Chile's limited resources).  
After all, Christmas wouldn't be Christmas without it!  We were so excited because in just a few hours,  two of our favorite gringo families would be joining us to celebrate. The Whitt's and Karen's parents, who were in town, and the Hamilton's. 

 Scott and Joe were ready to eat from the get go, but we decided to have the Nativity first. 
 The Hamilton boys were completely in charge.  They provided the script, the costumes, the parts, and directed the entire show.  They were incredible.  
It was time to get everything in its place:
 Baby Jesus loved his comfy manger and Mary and her sheep did such a good job tending to him.  


 When it was time start the show, Mary took her place on the prized part of the donkey.  Dallin could have won an award for his performance.
 The inn keeper took his role very seriously.  
 It took a while to get a final answer on if there really was any room at the Inn.  So the donkey decided to take a bit of a break.  

 The 3 Wise Men 
 It was a fantastic show.  We were all very impressed.  Luke loved his role so much that he didn't want to let it go :)  We figured the coffee table was a good place to keep him.
 And then it was time to EAT!!!!!
 Play football...
 Take a group photo...
 And then another...
 And how about one more...
 After a few Christmas carols were sung, the Oreo competition began!
 First for the men,
 then for the kids,

 then for the ladies...

 I had no idea that this was one of my talents :)  
It was truly a celebration!  Thank you for filling in for our families on Christmas Eve.  We LOVED having you join us!!!  
Time for bed.  You know who was on his way!

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