So, I guess I'll start from the beginning. A couple of weeks back, our family took a night to set up our Christmas tree.
Each of us girls has a box full of ornaments that we have made or that have been given to us over the years. We have a good time each year going through the boxes and laughing at our "creative" side!
Busy cooking for our teen Sunday School Christmas party
Last week we traveled to Middlebury, Indiana for our annual Nazarene Evangelist's Gathering. We so enjoyed fellowshipping with fellow evangelists, and listening to the special speakers and song evangelists - people like Mark Murphy, Gary Haines, Adam's Voice, and Dr. Stephen Manley - just to name a few!
Middlebury is an Amish community and the motel and restaurant is famous for it's Amish decor and fabulous Amish cooking! They had this cool booth in the restaurant made to look like a buggy.
Some Amish people came in to eat while we were there and mom took this picture of their hats and coats.
Nikki with some friends of hers, the Rayburns
Enjoying the music of Adam's Voice
We were FREEZING on the way home! I didn't have a hat, so my only option was to tie my scarf around my head! :)
Our other big thing we've had going on over the past couple of months was our church's Christmas program. It took place yesterday morning and everything went fine! Everyone remembered their lines and it went smoothly - praise the Lord! Everyone was pretty nervous! It was a children's version of the famous "A Christmas Carol". This picture was taken during rehearsal on Saturday.
(Photo courtesy of John H.)
Deanna doing my hair for the program
I played Peggy Sue, the angel of the past - it was fun to play a '50's girl!
Deanna was the choir director
Nikki played Buffy, the angel of the present
Aubrie as the adorable Mary
All the angels - Emma (playing Tomora, the angel of the future), Ashley (playing Carol, the head angel), Nikki, and I