Last night was Christmas eve. Started our celebration by worshiping with the family at Earl and Penny’s church where Earl was singing in the choir. It was a beautiful service with of lots of songs and God’s fulfilled promises. Penny fixed a yummy dinner featuring ham and cheesy hashbrown potatoes. After a bit of cleaning up, it was picture and present time. As usual, the youngest (Ellie) got the most presents. Of course, she was thrilled with all the toys. Jeff and the other men in the family got new saws from Grandpa and pj’s from Grandma. The boys got some clothes, more treats and more money. Me–let’s just say I was overwhelmed by the generosity of my family.

December 24:

Reece (Gayna and Jim’s puppy dog) got worn out by all the excitement.