Monday, June 27, 2011

~Melanie and Kimberly teaching S.S. and Our "Christmas Dinner in June"~

~The Lord really helped Melanie as she taught the Sunday school kids.  She used the flannel graph that was given as a gift to our church.   Before she came to Colombia she had found some fun fish crafts on sale at Hobby Lobby and had purchased them...knowing she might teach S.S. here.  When she was asked to teach the story of Jonah...She knew that the fish that she had found on sale back in the USA would be the perfect craft for that lesson.  Isn't that neat how Jesus "coordinated" everything?! =)  Kimberly was her assistant.~

~After church Noah and a VERY FRIGHTENED Elijah sitting on Sis. Farly's brother's motorcycle. (Elijah was exhausted but was also SCARED that the loud motorcycle might start up and go off with them. =)~
~We invited Bro. Jimmy, Sis. Farly, and their 2 daughters, and another couple over for Sunday dinner.  Here Natalie, and Kimberly are helping get ready to eat.~
~Us ladies working in my kitchen...From L to R: (Me) Heather, Sis. Farly, Gloria, and Melanie.~
~A few months back Bro. Jimmy had told us how he WISHED we could spend Christmas here in Colombia with them.  We did spend Christmas 2007 and 2008 here, but then we spent the last 2 Christmases in the USA and it looks like this coming one will be spent in Argentina, Lord willing.  So, they were surprised when they arrived to find that...I had decided to set the table with my Christmas China, play Spanish Christmas music, and have a "Christmas dinner in June" so that we could "celebrate Christmas together." =)  Here's a place setting on our table.  I bought each person a choc. candy bar to put by their place card.~

~Everyone visiting in our living room.~
~Gloria and Jaime~
~Kimberly, Noah, Natalie, Gaby holding baby Mary, Sarah, Melanie and Elijah.~
~Baby Mary loves her new walker we got her Saturday and goes lots of places in it now...mainly backwards. =)~
~Noah, Gaby, and Sarah sat at a table outside our front door.~
~Our table.  I served Louisiana rice and baked chicken, a green salad with my homemade Italian dressing, Angel biscuits and jam, Candied carrots, Homemade blackberry lime-ade, and Strawberry pretzel dessert.~
~Bro. Jimmy, Sis. Farly, Natalie and Gaby!~
~Melanie, Kimberly, and Natalie's table.~
We had a good Lord's day!!


lila said...

You never cease to amaze me with all the neat ideas and all that you do. You have to be one tired lady by bed time. The table looked adorable and the food sounded wonderful. I will never forget our Christmas in July in Mesa. You all and your Mom and Dad made it so fun. love you tons

Daryl Hausman said...

Merry Christmas... from our Haus to you! Love ya, Laura
P.S it all looked so pretty!

Sherry L Dickinson said...

Heather, you have more ideas than Carter has liver pills! (Good ideas, that is! Smile.)
I loved this Christmas post!
It is so neat that tiny Mary has a little 'wheel chair', and can go places on her own! And, her siblings are probably happier with it than she is. Ha!
Love, Mom D in Arizona

mmsbryan said...

Oh, Heather. I am trying to get ready to share a fiftieth anniversary with your Daddy tomorrow. I did not know that really it is Christmas! Your Moma-in-law said that you never cease to amaze her but it looks like you have confused this Moma. Just kidding. Your table was lovely and a neat idea. Love, Moma

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