Christmas 2012

We got up early to start preparations for our big breakfast with the missionaries. I had to calculate when to put what in the oven and when to start the waffles and pancakes.

The elders were a few minutes early, so Elizabethe asked them to shovel the walk so the sisters don’t have to tread through the snow. They eagerly ran off to do that.

The sisters arrived just around the time things were getting done. We all sat down and enjoyed a nice Christmas breakfast. Well, all but me… I made omelets for those who so desired. (Darn… I didn’t get photos of the food or table. Perhaps one of the missionaries did?)

From there, we moved in to the parlor. We had forgot to get a fire started, so it was a little cold, but the missionaries grabbed blankets and wrapped them around their shoulders while they emptied their stockings. I really got a kick out of a couple of the sisters who got very excited about the liquid hand soap. One commented, “These are all things a missionary can use!”

The Missionaries, Elizabethe and Me
The Missionaries, Elizabethe and Me

After that, we took a few pictures inside, and then the missionaries shared a spiritual thought with us about Christmas and the wisemen.

It was then outside for a few shots in the snow… oh, yes… it is a White Christmas here in Palmyra.  We got about 1″ on top of what we already had on the lawn.

Our Missionaries - Christmas 2012
Our Missionaries – Christmas 2012
Sisters Hatch & Madsen
Sisters Hatch & Madsen
Sisters Jones & Gillespie
Sisters Jones & Gillespie
Elders Richardson & Vasquez
Elders Richardson & Vasquez

After the missionaries left, and we got things cleaned up, Elizabethe and I watched some old Alfred Hitchcock shows while mounting 8x10s in 11×14 mounts and packaging them. When that got done, we took a short snooze and then watched High Plains Drifter.

It was a quiet Christmas, but a very nice one.

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