Sunday, January 22, 2012
Christmas Eve Parties 2011
We had a fun time and the sister missionaries even joined us. I got to sing a musical number with the missionaries that Bev wrote and it was truly beautiful. One of the sisters brought her ukelele and they sang a medley of Christmas songs. Then they joined us for "Cambodian Haystacks." In case you're one of the few who don't know what that is, it's Hawaiian haystacks, with a different name. We missed Steve's brother, Matt, this year because he is in Cambodia on business, but he wasn't forgotten, and thus the name Cambodian haystacks.
When lunch was done, we played games. The white elephant game was fun as always, and then we played "the Cold Wind Blows." When it was approaching late afternoon, we brought out the skit, Santa's Elves. Because I was directing it, I didn't get any pictures, but after the skit was done, other people wanted a turn playing Santa's Elves, and I got video and some pictures of that. Each elf is actually made up of 2 people, one hidden behind the other. The hidden one is the arms of elf. I had them get ready for the day: eat breakfast, exercise, and whatnot.
After we cleaned up, we headed to my dad's house for Christmas dinner. I wish I had a few more pictures of the dinner because it was truly a feast and an enormous labor of love.
Then, grandkids all opened a Christmas Eve gift from Grandma and Grandpa Lauret. They all got cute new pajamas. They all got dressed in their P.J.s and then it was time for the nativity with all the cute grandbabies.