Thursday, 25 December 2008

Merry Christmas

Where does time go?! It's hard to believe that it is over a month since my last post! We had a good Thanksgiving. My father-in-law came for the big day and we had a typically American feast. He has learned to enjoy mashed sweet potatoes.

Since the last post, we went to Newtonards for their Christmas dinner, spent a long weekend in Bangor to celebrate our 1st anniversary as well as my birthday, had the church Christmas play and dinner, and went to Portadown to see Mark's family.

Last night we had a special kid's club during church. Ethel and I had expected numbers to be down on Christmas Eve, but we had fourteen, just three shy of our seventeen regulars! After church everyone came in the back for hot chocolate and mince, fruit, and apple pies. We had gotten a kilo bag of mini marshmallows, and at least half of the bag was devoured - by both big and small kids both in hot chocolate and on their own. It was a good evening.

Today was a good Christmas Day. We had friends in for dinner. Sadly, three were not able to make it due to illness, so we made up plates and sent them home. Today's dinner was a typical Northern Ireland Christmas dinner (that blending of cultures, which I so love!) We did have mashed sweets potatoes again - my husband has also enjoys those!

It is hard to believe that we have already been married for a year. The Lord is so good and I am so thankful that He has brought us together!

May the Lord bless each and every one of you in the New Year with a closer walk with Him.