Saturday, January 7, 2012

Christmas Eve

    I trust you had a wonderful Christmas. We traveled to visit family this year. Steve & I drove to Nebraska for Christmas and enjoyed Christmas Eve with my parents. We went to Phil's house for an intimate supper of delicious soup choices,  Janice's amazing cinnamon rolls, and much more. The six of us rode together to Peace Lutheran Church's candlelight service.
Beautiful banners and stained glass windows silently welcome us into the sanctuary. The organist embellished familiar hymns with trills as we found a seat amongst the pews that were filled with families and sleepy children. The service was as magical as I had remembered it. We worshipped singing all the verses to favorite Christmas hymns and concluded by singing Silent Night by candlelight. Before returning home, we gathered in the entryway for a quick visit with Aunt Ruth, Mary, Monte, Lindsey, Tom & Cindy.

Christmas morning we enjoyed another service with Mom & Dad. It had been years since we had celebrated Christmas with them on Christmas eve and day, so it was a big treat.
 Our kids were all celebrating Christmas with their spouse's family and 
we anticipated our gathering together on New Years Day.

1 comment:

Rhonda said...

Sounds wonderful!