Looking Back on Christmas

With January more than half over and classes going again, it’s time I get back in the swing of blogging.  First item to recap, Christmas!

I had my first family Christmas on the 10th.  The location rotates every 3 years and this year was an Angleton year.

First we built a tent, decked it out with lights, and set the tables.

Tables were simplistic and beautiful with brown kraft paper, fresh greens, and mason jars filled with beans and candles.  Talk about easy table decorations.

As more people arrived, food seemed to multiply.

The utility room found a new purpose as a make shift bar and beverage area.

Baby Addie provided ample entertainment.

All the guys found entertainment outside.  Do you see what they saw?

Without binoculars you may not make out the two spots across the lake.  I’ll give you a hint, they have horns and taste good.

The guys were all about the deer spotting!  Even Josh got a lesson from his dad.

Once the deer moved, it was time for some manly conversations.

Meanwhile, the ladies and children were all congregated in the living room.

There was a craft table for little ones.

Along with plenty of chatter and laughter from the adults.

Stories were retold from vintage pictures.

While mason jars were traded for the Chinese Christmas.

And the evening left everyone filled with much joy.

But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid; for behold, I bring you good news of great joy which will be for all the people; for today in the city of David there has been born for you a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.  This will be a sign for you: you will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.” [Luke 2:10-12]

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One Response to Looking Back on Christmas

  1. Kathryn says:

    Mason Jar Christmas!? That looks fantastic. I am gonna have to play sometime.

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