In case you haven't noticed, there is an additional child in our family photo. I would like you all to meet the newest member of our family. She is the pretty little 7 year old in the purple dress. "Eloise" now has a little sister. We have decided to call her, "Amelia Bedelia".

Saturday, December 13, 2008

What Christmas Means To Us......

I saw this Idea on another blog. The way it's supposed to go is every day in the month of December you post one picture of anything that is a part of your holidays (i.e. cookies you baked, presents you wrapped, your child's favorite Christmas book, etc...) If there is a little story that goes with your pic... do tell! I love this idea, but as usual I'm a little late. I also never posted about the banquet so I decided to go ahead and do that today. It will make up for the 13 days that I missed. So I will start tomorrow posting 1 picture a day.

Every year since I was 13 I have spent the first Saturday evening in December at our church's Christmas Banquet. We missed one year because we were on our honeymoon, but the church we visited invited us to theirs so technically we've never missed. We have so much fun. Usually we are involved with the entertainment and games, but this year I was overwhelmed with school so we let the youth leader and his wife handle it. They did a great job.

Above: Some of our youth participated in the skits.

It wouldn't be a banquet without door prizes! One year we actually brought out an old door.

Unwrapping presents with oven mitts is always a fun sport.

Kevin & Anna were so busy entertaining us that I was unable to get a normal shot, but here they are in one of the skits. Next year I'll have to make sure I snap one before you guys change.

Above: My Pastor and his beautiful wife.

Above & Below: Just Us!

P.S. I'm kinda aggravated because I took a beautiful picture of "Plain Old Kristi" and her hubby and it's missing off of my chip! I went to Walgreen's to develop some pics to give to my friends. The machine messed up and printed 12 copies of Kristi's pic and forgot to print the 11 others that I ordered of other people. Now to top that off the machine seems to have eaten the image because it's not here. Oh well at least there are several copies floating around out there!


Anna said...

I'm glad you enjoyed the entertainment. When we were asked to do the entertainment, I thought: "How hard can it be?". Ha! Boy did I find out. Please, please don't be to busy next year! lol. You do a great job each year.

Kristi said...

I had a wonderful time at the banquet. Thanks for the pictures. It really is a good pic. I'm glad I have copies. I'm going to put aside one for each of my girls.

Luv Kristi