Okay, so I'm totally playing catch up for the time in Germany before we left to the states for Christmas. How am I doin? I'm pretty much rockin, right? :)
So, a few days before we left, our church ward was having their Christmas party. Each auxiliary was in charge of one area. Because I am in the Primary (the little kids, up to age 12), they put us in charge of the decorations. We were instructed to use very limited funds, make things out of paper and make it look homey. The overall theme was Christmas Morning.
Lauren and I came up with the idea to have a fireplace, a wreath made out of all the Primary children's hands, and an ornament wall. We had a ton of other really great ideas, but not enough time. Suffice it to say, we were pretty proud of ourselves. Check out my rockin fireplace. Woo! Xanthe made the fire. We did a pretty good job, right? :)
|This was after we finished setting up the night before. The paper links that are hanging on the wall didn't stay taped to the stucco wall (we already knew they wouldn't) so they became part of the table runner down the middle.|
|We had a little bit of a program after eating breakfast. A few of the Young Women got up and spoke about their favorite Christmas tradition, Xanthe and Xoe were two of them. Then the youth got up and sang O Little Town of Bethlehem.|
|A child in heaven. And what do you think was the only thing he asked Santa for? Trains, obviously. Oh, and train track.|
|Loving his treat from Santa.|