Monday, December 12, 2011

Busy, busy


Here is our Christmas card.  We took these pictures before Ryan had a job, and the JOY summarized how we felt about the hope we have in Christ, even in trial. 

This week is a busy one!  Last night we had 60 people over for our ministry leaders' Christmas party.  It was so fun--dinner, dessert and a white elephant gift exchange.  Fitting 60 people inside a house is a tight squeeze too!

The marriage ministry we co-lead is having its all member Christmas party on Thursday night.  We have a fantastic team of helpers, but decorating the tables, getting dessert, and planning games for over 200 people is always a challenge!

Friday morning, my five year old has his school Christmas performance, and I'm making cute, chocolate covered oreo cookie pops for the class.

Friday night is an service dinner the marriage ministry holds every year for some families that are in need this Christmas.  We adopt families and provide dinner, dessert and gifts for the families.  It is always a wonderful night.  That night should have about 120 people attending, but, again, we have a fantastic team of volunteers leading the charge.

The biggest event happening this week is my sister in law's wedding!  She is getting married Sunday, and all four of us are in the wedding.  The rehearsal dinner is Saturday night, and a couple days of fittings, nails, and other errands all lead up to the big day! 

I will be sure to post pictures from as many of the events as I can, but especially the wedding.  Christmas is getting close!  Christmas is my favorite holiday--Merry Christmas!

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