My Daddy pastored in Louisiana for several Christmases and we have such NEAT memories from our time there. We fell in Love with LA!
One Christmas while we were still in LA...on a Sunday evening our dear LA friend Sis. Nelrena (sp?) gave us a Christmas tape. Daddy, Moma, Laura, and I came home and made a yummy snack and put that Christmas tape on. We loved it so much that it nearly made us cry and fast became one of our FAVORITES.
Just this fall I ordered the same CD to enjoy for Christmases to come with my own family. =)
Last night I got this Fun comment on my blog from one of the girls who attended that LA church that Daddy pastored. I'm posting part of her comment.
I love reading your blog. I remember the one year at Christmas time when your family was still in Louisiana and I stayed over one night and the next day we made Christmas candy.
I can still remember me, your mom and I going to the little drugstore to find I believe it was peppermint flavoring (not sure though). We found and went back to make it, but for some reason it turned out too hard to eat... But it was still good! :) I can still smell the aroma of the mixture boiling, and then pouring it out to harden.
That is one of my favorite Christmas memories. I am so glad that I got to know you and can still keep up with you with your blog.
Thanks, Shawna, I LOVED hearing from you. I left you a comment on my FFF...comforting Chicken Noodle soup post. =)
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~Here's our simple Christmas decor on our front door this year. (There are not "front porches" to decorate in these houses here.)
Not wanting to go buy a big wreath to use for only this Christmas and then give it away or sell it, I just added some flowers to a nice little wreath that Sarah R. made for me when we all were studying Spanish together in Costa Rica 2006.
And put ribbon on my door to make it look like a "gift"...but later I realized it sort of looks like a cross...which is the REAL REASON Jesus came to be born. =) ~
But, since we don't have that option here in Bogota (to have snow), I snapped this picture of Noah and Elijah looking out at the HARD pouring rain. =) ~