My trip to Colorado has been awesome! I’ve been lucky enough to spend time with family, Ryan and Krystal, a friend I met on my mission trip to Panama. I’ve seen two movies in theater (The Fighter and The Chronicles of Narnia: Voyage of the Dawn Treader,) went ice skating, baked tons of cookies, played several games, made two gingerbread houses, celebrated Christmas three times (once with Ryan’s immediate family, once with his extended family, and once with my family.) Despite that I did not get to experience my first white Christmas, the time has been most enjoyable. The only thing that could have made it better is if my Papa John had been here to celebrate with us.
We leave tomorrow morning for the 15-hour drive home. Fortunately, Ryan gets to come home with me. Yay! I can’t wait to spend another 12 days with him. Please say a prayer for my family and I and that the drive home goes smoothly and safely. I can’t wait to see all my friends back home. And, of course, MERRY CHRISTMAS!
Enjoy these photos taken from my new camera. I am thoroughly enjoying it. :)
Ryan and I. First picture taken on my new camera!
Daddy and Me at Denny’s after picking up Grandma at the airport.
Our Christmas Tree and presents. God has surely blessed us this year.
Krystal holding her calzone at my Aunt Christy’s famous Make-Your-Own-Calzone Night.
Shawn, a boy my cousins babysit, with his awesome Christmas Light Glasses on.
Ryan’s and my gingerbread house.
Ryan’s cousins on Christmas Eve holding their stuffed Elephants made for them by their Aunt Cheryl.
On Christmas day, our family had a gingerbread-house-making contest. We drew names for teams and were given weird rules and items that had to be used in our house. If you can tell, there is a car made of a corn dog on the left, the Christmas tree is made from a six-inch-nail, the base of the snowman is a ping-pong ball, and we also have solar panels, a sleigh, and reindeer. However, ours still came in last, after we were deemed “least creative” and “least stable” after being dropped from their second story deck. Ryan, my mom, Grandma and Cami’s team came in first, and Uncle Bill, Makayla, Garrison and Aunt Christy’s team came in second.
Aunt Christy and me making homemade lefse. It was delicious. Makayla, Cami and me. Makayla and Cami are my two cousins, and yes, Cami who is 12 is, in fact, taller than me. Notice my cute sweater? I got it from Ryan for Christmas.
Don’t forget to thank God for sending His son for us today. That is what this holiday is about after all. And how amazing is His love?! This is truly something to celebrate. Happy Birthday Jesus. I love you.
Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night.
Kendra Leigh Worsnup