Since Angie has to work this Christmas, she flew home from Lubbock last Friday evening.
Seth finished his first semester of teaching 5th grade in Tucson and came up, also.
We pretended it was Christmas Eve.
We had a nontraditional supper - fondue.
We SKYPED Trish, Pete and Bowman in Bangladesh. They were a couple hours away from flying to Nepal and we will not be able to talk to them during the 18 days they are there. A wee bit bittersweet.
We are happy for them but missing them at the same time.
Games and goodies are always a part of Christmas gatherings at our house.
Doug made Angie a caramel latte.
We played Dominies (Mexican Train).
Angie got her traditional flannel PJ pants. Doug bought them this year.
This bongo player looked on from the tree.
(This is a favorite ornament bought in the 1970s in Montana).
Trish bought this in Amish country a year or so ago.
We went to bed thinking about how grateful we are that God became flesh and lived among us.
Doug's sermons the past three weeks have been on God showing up....
As an underdog
Thank you, God.