Christmas in a Box

Two little excited boys who just can't wait to dig into these boxes and see what's inside.
The Beavertown God's Missionary Church sent us some wonderful gifts for Christmas!! How exciting!
A volcano set for the mad scientist!
New pants, candle, toys, games, peanut butter, lotions and so much more. Thank you Beavertown for your thoughtfulness!! It was all so very nice!


Christmas Morning

We had a wonderful Christmas!! We spent time together as a family, relaxed, and got ready for the new year ahead. We want to say a big thanks to everyone who sent gifts and cards. Thank you for your thoughtfulness. Also a big thanks to the Bethel Holiness Church, the Hobe Sound Bible Church and the Beavertown God's Missionary Church for your kindness in sending money and gifts. We deeply appreciate it!!
Having a blast opening presents.
What could this big box be??
Wow!! A big basketball hoop.
Air Jospeh!!
Does this kid have a license to drive??
Two cool dudes during a very cool Christmas!!


A Cowboy Christmas

At Joseph's school they had a school play with children representing different countries of the world. Joseph of course represented the American cowboy. For the life of us we couldn't find an American flag. So one of our church ladies sewed this one for us. It turned out pretty nice.
Mr. Tex


Christmas Banquet in Las Delicias

It was another wonderful Christmas!! The week before Christmas we had our annual Christmas drama and banquet. This year we joined all three churches for the event at Las Delicias. Hannah led all the children in songs as they held candles to kick off the play.
The teens did a good job re-enacting that first Christmas.
The church was packed. There was close to 150 people!
The three churches went together to buy a pig. I didn't get to see it before it was cooked but here are the ladies who worked hard at cooking the meat. It was soooooo good. Some of the best pork I think I have ever had. Delicious!
This is the adobe oven that was used to cook the pig.
Getting ready to serve some delicious food!
That night while we were checking out the parsonage construction we found this scorpion crawling around on the wall!!