Sunday, December 28, 2014

Christmas and beyond

Thursday

Up at 5:30am some Cheerios, no coffee and we were on the road.  Time for the HamBone Express.  We picked up the girls and made our way downtown to the mission.  We knew our assignment and got set up to hand out T-Shirts to the volunteers.

This is our third year at the HamBone Express
There were several hundred volunteers, plus a lot of the Mission staff.  The meals were assembled and put into bags that local school children had decorated.  Then over 3700 meals were delivered by 134 delivery teams.  The first delivery team left shortly after 8am and the final one left around 11:30am.  Everyone worked together and I think it all went well.

Then we headed home and Elizabeth got the turkey, meatloaf, mac-n-cheese, and Rolls started.  Then we opened gifts.

Opening Gifts
We also watched the Polar Express, A Christmas Story, and talked to our family out in Alabama.  We FaceTimed and we got to see all the kids presents.  So we had a very nice afternoon.  Then it was finally time to eat.

Carved up the Turkey

Our non-traditional dinner
While our dinner was non-traditional it was what we all wanted and enjoyed.  I had to nap before writing this, boy it was good.  Alexus got a copy of Frozen for Christmas and we finished up the day by watching it.  We had a really good day and enjoyed our time together.

This is the back of the volunteer shirts.


Friday

The sun is out this morning and Bonnie has headed out on a quick trip to Hobby Lobby for the after Christmas sales.  They are just supposed to be gone a couple hours.

I cleaned up the cooking pans in the kitchen from the Christmas cooking and waited for Bonnie to get home.  Made a turkey sandwich for lunch.   I watched Good Morning Vietnam with Robin Williams and several episodes of Damages.

Bonnie got home after 7:00 finally.  We watched a couple of the Hallmark Christmas movies and called it a night.

Not much else happened today.

Saturday

Sunny and warm again today.  We both slept in some, the generator test woke up Bonnie.

I did not do much today.  Bonnie did the wash.  Then we watched some more movies.  Its almost like we are retired.

Sunday

Rain overnight and still wet this morning.  Getting ready to head to church.  Today in church we had a guest speaker.  A young 30 something Jewish missionary.  He was very good and spoke on what the Jewish nation and peoples role is in the world is and how it mirrors what is going on in the world and how the Bible talks about it.

We picked up some eggs on the way home and thats about all we did today.  We did eat, nap and watched the Bills win in New England.

I have decided to take a little time off from Blogging.  Its hard to write when not much is going on and we are not traveling.  I will be back when something interesting happens or we start to Wander around this Great Country of Ours.

Thanks For Checking In!  Happy New Year!

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