This is Loralie sitting at the table where we feasted. Those shiny things on the place mats were very fun! You and another person pull from both ends and it pops and comes apart. Then inside is a joke, a little toy, and a paper hat. So everyone opened theirs and put on their hats. It was the first time I had eaten a Christmas dinner with a paper hat on. :) Sorry I didn't get a picture..
After lunch, my family called on skype. I was placed on my living room floor where I could watch them all open presents. It was wonderful and I loved every moment of it. Especially when they all forgot about me and their backs and behinds were facing the webcam, that was awesome. :P So I talked to them for about an hour.
Eileen, Ruth, and Paul
After skyping it up, everyone gathered in the living room where we enjoyed "pudding" and opened presents. Here is Dalia opening her gift from the Elmitts. It was a set of four rubber duckies, which she thoroughly enjoyed!
This is Loralie and Steven. Aren't they cute? Ha, they are sweet and I've enjoyed spending this last week with them and i'm looking forward to all the good times we will be having together. :)
After presents we just enjoyed each others company. Steven and Loralie had made some eggnog because they don't sell it here and it was a big hit! Everyone really enjoyed it, as did I! Paul and Ruth were there too, and the Elmitts' other daughter and her son, Sarah and Tom, showed up later too. I got the chance to talk to them for a little bit and they were asking me how I heard about KBC and if I knew anyone else around Europe. Tom and Sarah are both youth pastors in Manchester and they invited me to come up sometime, to stay in their extra bedroom, and to connect with some people in Manchester. I thought that was really sweet of them to invite me like that. I would like to do something like that, but we'll see if I get that chance sometime.
Today is boxing day. I have never heard of this and Steven was shocked I hadn't. Is this something that's in the states too and I just somehow managed to never hear about it?
Anyway, today is a lazy day. We are all just hanging out. We rented a movie for tonight. We borrowed the projector from the college so we've set it up to where it projects on our wall and we watch movies that way. Its quite nice! We might possibly go on a walk, but it is the sabbath, so that might be too much work for today. :)
Anywhoooooo, everyone enjoy your saturday!