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James 1:27 – “Religion that is pure and undefiled before God and the Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction”

Monday, December 26, 2011

Christmas Present

Dear Friends and Family,

We always like to watch/read multiple versions of Dicken's "Christmas Carol" over the holidays.  This year we had the added benefit of Joshua appearing in a performance of it at the local theater as one of the Cratchett children.  Consider this post your tour of Christmas Present.

It is hard to believe that one year ago we were picking up our dear little Julia at the orphanage.  Here she is in her Christmas pajamas waiting for Santa this year, with her Mom and Dad.
We definitely did not get a white Christmas (which is Ok by Tom - check out Addisu riding the camel).
The kids definitely had visions of sugarplums dancing in their heads up until Christmas morning.
There were many tasty treats prepared and consumed by all.
Ah the glow of Christmas on the carefully selected and made gifts below...
The little kids were excited when it came time to open their gifts.

And everyone looked beautiful or handsome for church as appropriate.

Our photographer got his own portrait studio equipment...
and yes - there were lots of trains.
That is about all the Christmas joy that will fit in one blog post.  Merry Christmas and Happy New Years to you and yours!