This year, Wade and I celebrated our first Christmas in Mexico, and you guys: we celebrated for three days straight!
So, to keep it simple and somewhat sensible, I thought I'd break it down by day.
involved gingerbread house creating (complete with a gingerbread baño), puppy chow making, Christmas carol singing, and lots and lots of love and laughter around the table.
felt like Christmas day. Everyone in our village celebrated on Christmas eve this year so we spent the day delivering gifts (HUGE thank you to our family and to Huntsville Hospital who provided Christmas for our kids this year!). We also went to a Christmas eve church service, visited several families in the colonia, and settled in for dinner with our neighbors where we enjoyed fireworks and a meal around the table until 11pm (that's late for me, people!) As we looked around at our company which included the family we built a home for a few weeks ago, an elderly man who lives alone, and a family who are often treated as village outcasts, my husband pointed out that we could not be in better company.
morning came quick (considering we didn't even start eating at the previous night's dinner party until 10pm!) but Wade and I forced ourselves out of bed and started the day off by carrying gifts for a family that our own family had sponsored this Christmas and then loading up into a truck bed and heading over to a village pancake breakfast, hosted by some fellow missionaries.
Can we do it again?