Lily's kids

Lily's kids

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Feliz Navidad

Christmas! Very weird to have Christmas with no snow but we all decorated the houses this week and so all the houses are all very festive! The Tias have been busy making cookies and delicious food for Monday night when they all celebrate. There will be a presentation where the kids can sing and dance. I've been practicing with the Guarderia to do 5 little monkeys sitting in a tree and then after they will sing Jesus loves me in English. Lots of practicing! :)

Moved into one of the houses last week to help out because the tia is expecting her baby any day now. Love living in the house and waking up every morning with the kiddos. Lots of fun nights with the girls!

The boys finally finished a bike trail they had been working on for the past 2 months. They carved a road up on top of the mountain that goes down and it is pretty cool. They got to use some newly donated bikes for the first time and they had a blast.

Christmas here is going to be completely different than what I'm used to. I will miss my family and friends and how we celebrate. But I love the simplicity of Christmas here. It's about Jesus. Not about tons of presents and food and decorations. Yes there are those things just not in abundance. It's about focusing on Jesus' birth. Praise God!

Have a wonderful merry christmas! Enjoy the time with family and friends and Christmas cookies and gifts and giving and candy canes and fancy trees with ornaments. Enjoy a wonderful Christmas dinner and a church service with candles. And enjoy the fact that Jesus is alive. That on one very special night,  He was born in a stable with sheep and other animals and because of this special night, we can now be with Him!

Merry Christmas! Feliz Navidad!

1 comment:

beki said...

Love you Lily! Merry Christmas!! Thinking of you and praying for you. So awesome to see God's grace in your life as you fulfill what he's called and equipped you to do. Sending you lots of love from Minnesota!