Tuesday, December 09, 2014

It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas

Tonight is the big Christmas celebration with the staff and their families at El Sembrador. For this year's gathering the missionaries were put in charge of decorating and providing a little gift for each family. It was a little last-minute, but we put on the Christmas tunes and got to work. Despite the warm temperatures, we're starting to feel a little Christmas spirit around here!

It takes a lot of ingredients to make over 600 cookies!

We only had one afternoon to make all those cookies, so it took some real teamwork. I mixed the dough.

And Steve prepped the cookies for the oven.

By the end of the afternoon we had enough cookies to give a dozen to each of 50 families.
While his parents made cookies, Nick assembled and decorated the Christmas tree in the conference center where the celebration will be held.

Fellow missionary, Laura, purchased poinsettias for some of the centerpieces and I helped her wrap them with colorful cellophane and ribbon.

We found these little trees made from old bed springs in a box in the office attic. So Andi and I glammed them up with some gold glitter and Laura helped me fill them with cellophane to complete the centerpieces.

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