Thursday, December 12, 2013

I know...too many Christmas posts

But it is December, which means lots of holiday activities and Santa hats and the color red.

 Santa came to our village here in The Swamp. A few days before this, the kids (except Josh, who was excited) said, "Do we have to sit on Santa's lap?" I said no, I didn't care if they did or not. Then they remembered something vitally important: they only get a present at the party if they sit with Santa.

Here they are with their friend Diego, showing off the presents they got from Santa. Woo-hoo!
 Then Santa played bingo with the kids. The winners recieved another present. Luckily everyone eventually had a chance to win, and the kids all walked away with two gifts.
After we played bingo with Santa, our stake was putting on a nativity event at our church so we headed over there. Members donated their manger scenes for the weekend and they were set up beautifully in the gym with sparkly white lights. The YW had made a million cookies, and the primary had crafts and costumes where families could dress up and get their picture taken like a nativity.
I forgot my camera, but hopefully the stake will email our family picture to us soon. It was a nice event, and helped us remember the real reason for the season, that it's not about gifts or Santa, but about Christ and all he's done for us.

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