Monday, January 19, 2009

Who is this guy?

all i have to say....
is that i am impressed that my man can grow a full beard in less than 6 weeks.
we volunteered to be a part of the live nativity which is put on by the latter-day saint people every year as a gift to the community.....
i was mary
brian was joseph
will was a shepherd
this was such a special way to serve our community and be a part of something so much bigger than ourselves... we were reminded that this was the only time some people in the community hear the christmas story!
we loved every minute of rehearsal, costume, make-up (even if i was required to wear dangerous amounts of blue eye shadow) AND OF COURSE THE PERFORMANCE ITSELF!
......riding the donkey was exciting
okay truthfully it was a little scary!
the entire experience truly made me reflect, with gratitude, on the greatness of the christmas story, that mary did ride that donkey for 3 days to get to bethlehem, that jospeh loved mary deeply and did all he could to provide for them.....that the babe born that holy night was the CHRIST CHILD and he came to save the world from sin.
that perfect, little child has truly changed the world and can change our hearts if we will but make room for him.

Playing Catch up!

The children took part in the cutest Christmas concert I have seen in a long time. It was called "A Country Christmas." We enjoyed so much watching them do their parts so well and must say that we love their little school. Small classes, huge playground, great teachers.....we feel blessed knowing that they will all get to spend their elementary years here!