Christmas Eve

E and C all freshly scrubbed in nightgowns- ready for the party!

Our sixth Christmas here! The traditional foods at the team party are pretty ironclad at this point 🙂

These boys have so much fun together!

Hearing little girl voices read the Christmas story chokes me up!

Away in a manger

Joe and Brennan

Nixon and Lynn (my picture of Dan and Colleen is blurry!).  2012 date books were the gift of the night. Three of us got them. 🙂

This year, and every single year, we feel a deep thankfulness that we are surrounded by a team of people-  Dan, Colleen, Joe, Lynn, and Brennan- that can be our family. I find that the few days before Christmas are usually the hardest emotionally, hard to be so distant from my culture and family, so they step into that gap and feel like family coming over for the night. Thanks, Lord!



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