Saturday, December 29, 2012

~Our FUN Christmas Eve!~

On Sunday Pastor Jimmy invited us to come to their house around 1:00-2:00 P.M. on the next day...Christmas eve!  Our family was very Excited...but I knew that Jesus would HAVE TO HELP ME if I got everything done that I wanted to get done before going to their house.
You see, I had cut out matching skirts for Gaby, Sarah, and Mary, but didn't have Gaby and Sarah's sewn yet.  And I wanted to make some PJs for Elijah for Christmas too...all before we went  to their house.
So, when Phillip got up at 4:20 A.M. on Christmas eve to bake our ham, I got up, put on some Bible to listen to, and started SEWING as FAST as I could!!  Jesus helped me and I got it ALL DONE!
~Thanks to Aunt Laura (and Sharon H.) sending us some fun Lightening McQueen material, I made Elijah some jammy pants for Christmas. ~
~I didn't have enough material to make a Jammy shirt, so I found this red shirt in his closet.  But when I pulled it out to really look it over, it has some STAINS on the tummy!  So, I said to Sarah, "Look at this shirt and tell me what we can do to HIDE those stains?"  I told her, "I want to cut out cars and put on it, but we'd have to place them where they would hide all of those stains!" 
A couple minutes later Sarah said, "Mommy, just make a road and put cars on it... to hide the stains."  I said, "Sarah, that's a Great idea!  We'll make the road out of jean, and use yellow ric rac for the line down the middle."  So, I grabbed some jean and Phillip cut out the road and all the cars while I was finishing Elijah's jammy pants.  Then I quickly sewed it all on.
We were so happy at how Jesus helped it turn out.~
~I don't normally give gifts to our kids on Christmas they have more to open on Christmas...but this time I gave these to Elijah at Pastor Jimmy's house...And Elijah is THRILLED with his new jammies!!~
~We made a jello cake to take to their house and put a Christmas tree on top.
We took our big ham that Phillip made to share with them too, and it turned out YUMMY!  I made a big batch of biscuits to take, for they love my biscuits.  I also took lots of Christmas tins filled with our homemade goodies like peanut butter and peppermint fudge, candied almonds, etc. to munch on during the afternoon/evening.~
~Pastor Jimmy and Sis. Farly made us a DELICIOUS traditional soup called "Ajiaco" which has yummy chicken, corn, cream, etc. in it and they serve it with a nice slice of Avocado.  It was YUMMY! She served fresh YUMMY mango juice to drink too!
Here's Phillip, Mary, and I enjoying our soup!~
~We had such a special Christmas eve with everyone.  We laughed, talked, gave gifts,ATE LOTS, and just had a BLAST being together!!~
~(I braided my long hair and rolled it up and wore a hat for Christmas eve. =)
Pastor Jimmy and Sis. Farly gave me/us an ADORABLE set of "tinto" cups (or small coffee cups) and saucers.  I squealed, for I had seen one similar at Pastor Jimmy's Mom's house and fell in love with it.  I'm so HAPPY to have this set!  ~
~We were happy to have Edgar and Joanna join us for the afternoon too.~
~Edgar and Bro Jaime playing Guess Who!  It was hilarious to watch them.~
~Pastor Jimmy, Bro. Jaime, and Phillip wrapping a bowl with Saran wrap.  It was a rebellious Saran wrap so it took all 3 of them.  =D~
~Gaby, Sarah, and Mary loved their skirts that Jesus helped me make.  (Sarah was with me when I bought the gingham material, but she just thought I was buying it to make my table runner. =D  I cut their skirts out before I cut out my table runner and napkins so I could make sure I had plenty material for both! =)
~Bro. Jaime, and Sis. Sofia, and Edgar and Joanna each gave us a nice fruit basket!!  (We gave each couple a big block of cheese, their "areguipe" ( soft caramel), and a tin of Christmas cookies.)~
~Elijah in his new PJs.~
~An up-close pic of Mary's skirt that I made~
~Just 2 of our 5 SPECIAL children who made our Christmas...and make our Lives so HAPPY!~
Pics of our Christmas day coming soon.


Daryl Hausman said...

Those two look like 2 peas in a pod. can't wait to squeeze them. Love you all so much. Loved this post and all the pics. The jammies turned out great! I LOVE the road idea, Sarah! You take after your Mommy, improvising queen! =) xoxo From our Haus to ya'll's.

Daryl Hausman said...

I love Elijah's jammies. Give Elijah a big squeeze from me! Can't wait to see ya'll again! Love all you guys!

mmsbryan said...

So glad that God has given you a "family" in Bogota. The PJs are so cute and I loved Sarah's idea and how you implemented it. I do not think that I would have thought of the yellow rickrack for the center-line on the road - that is just too cute! I am glad that both of you are related to me and want you to know that the artist that cut out the road got his talent from me too! :-) Here Dad and Mom Dickinson worked hard to make and raise a son and I GET ALL THE CREDIT! I love you all, Moma

lila said...

What a Christmas Eve!!!!! The pj's are so cute!! Love the skirts too! Not that you look old but you look so young with the braid. Love all the pics, so glad you had a wonderful Christmas Eve!!! love you tons

Anonymous said...

Oh what a fun day! I love it all!! Great job on your sewing! Merry Christmas! Love ya, Carla

Anonymous said...

Love. Love. LOVE. all the pictures!!! Glad you had a nice time! =)
((hugs to all))

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