Well, the day of finishing everything...... I got the last of the grocery shopping done - just the fresh stuff since I had everything else done earlier....... I got the rest of the gifts wrapped, except for the two little ones to take to the family party........ It is looking like Christmas will come with no problems!
We had the ward Christmas party this evening. It was called a night in Bethlehem and it started by having to pay our "taxes" (canned food for the local food pantry). Everyone got a bag with gold chocolate coins for buying things. It progressed through a couple of games, like fishing in the Sea of Galilee for goldfish crackers, tossing a ring to get a bottle of water, etc. Then came potato soup and rolls for dinner. There was also a cookie table and a toy store - not sure what else.
After everyone had eaten, we had the nativity play. It went well and everyone seemed to have a really good time. Turnout was much more than expected - probably 170 or so people. It was a nice way to get into the Christmas weekend.
Lisa and kids came, too, until Brooks got just too tired. Ashby was so excited to see the baby Jesus and Mary.