Here are a few snapshots of the festivities...
Our Church Christmas party was themed "A Night in Bethlehem."
We enjoyed yummy food as we gathered on blankets on the floor (The Kebaps were just about out by the end of the evening when I took this photo.)
Charlotte had MANY questions for Mary about the baby Jesus in the Nativity-- mostly about whether or not she could hold/have him. And we sang "Stille Nacht."
On Christmas Eve, we went to the Benton's home for dinner. Charlotte just adores Sam. In true Julie fashion, I brought the camera, with brand new batteries, and still only took this one photo. Mandy has more on their family blog here including a very cute one of Sam and Charlotte.
Charlotte was a little nervous he might still be here and made me carry her into the living room. As soon as she saw her kitchen though, she said "ooooh Mommy, look it!" It was hard to get her to open anything after that, but she is enjoying all of her gifts now. :)
I made a FULL Christmas dinner for the first time in my life. :D It turned out surprisingly well and we were so glad to have the missionaries and our friends the Francois family here to share it with us. And I didn't take a single picture to remember it!!! I am such a goober.