Sunday, December 14, 2008

A Night In Bethlehem

We went to Bethlehem on Friday night and took Grandma with us. It was a long travel but our taxes were due (donations to humanitarian aide committee) and so we had to go, but it was worth the trip. The most amazing things happened. Dominic and Sean were able to throw stones at people (fun but wierd, Sean sling-shot-ed a stone/marshmallow into Tim's neck and gave him a welt I think), we saw horses and donkeys (emphasis on Horse for Penny.......she notices them before we do and according to her the donkey is a horse so if you ask her she didn't see a donkey just the animals that go NEIGH NEIGH NEIGH!!!) played spin the dradle, wrote in Hebrew, made things of clay, got water from the well, ate: bread, olives, baklava, pineapple, dates and figs............and we saw The Star, and the shepherds that followed it and the angels that told them where to go. We saw Mary and Joseph and the manger where they laid the baby Jesus. We saw the baby Jesus. We sang to Him. It was a very fun night and as close to the manger as we could ever get without actually being there. Everyone looked like they were in Jerusalem. The decoration was amazing (someone in our ward does sets for movies or something). It was THE best night in Bethlehem (AKA Cameron Park LDS Stake Center Chapel)!

It was fun to celebrate the true meaning of Christmas at the chapel with our friends and family.

8 comments:

momhirt said...

that sounds like a fantastic evening. where did you get the mukluks for penny? am i off the hook? that was a lot of work for the activities committee. i am really impressed.

Katie said...

I made those mukluks 8 years ago when I was at UAF. Dominic wore them when he was an eency weency woo woo. I found them a couple weeks ago.........yes, you can be off the hook.

Though I wouldn't mind another pair.

annie said...

Super fun activity and I agree- that was a lot of work for the AC. WOW! The picture is awesome. :o)

Jenny said...

Looks like a fun night for the family. Grandma has such a cute smile. What a neat idea.

Julia Harps said...

cool war, putting on a cool activity like that.

The Mattesons said...

That looks like and sounds like so much fun! You guys look so cute! I wish they did things like that here.

LeMira said...

This is such a great idea for a ward activity! I love seeing all of the different ideas that committees have come up with.

The Wiseman Life said...

Sounds like a fun time...at least all of you are enjoying the live Nativity...yeah, Kris really wasn't into it! :)