Some glimpses of Christmas present (and past)...
As these two presently live in Uganda, Christmas was a little different here at home. We missed them very much but give so many thanks that they are thriving where God has placed them.
We give thanks also for Skype.
But due to their absence (or maybe my tendencies towards this kind of thing in their presence), there was considerably less of this sort of shenanigan today:
However, both in Uganda and back here at home, we ate the same perfect Christmas breakfast, the Cinnamon Sweet Roll that my family has enjoyed for all of my remembered Christmas mornings:
This recipe was first discovered in a local newspaper and has now been prepared for our family for years by my incredible mother:
These hazelnut cookies are another family favorite:
They come to us from my dad's side of the family. And speaking of my wonderful father...
Look at that fishing vest! I think it has a thousand pockets! Approximately!
Oh lovely Christmas.