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Saturday, December 20, 2008

A Night In Bethlehem

The same day as our train ride was the ward Christmas Party. We had to dress biblically and go around to the town shops to get our food. We had chicken pitas and an assortment of fruits and vegetables and cookies. We had to pay taxes (a non perishable food item) to get into town and then we were given a money bag to purchase our needs for the night. We ate on blankets on the floor and they had a big well in the middle where we could get bottled water. We ate to the sounds of crickets and farm animals and when everyone was about done eating, the program started. Mary and Joseph wandered through town looking for a place to stay, but of course, all the inn's were full. They ended up on stage reinacting the Christmas Story. I was the piano player and Taz was a shepherd.


Cynjyn brought her friend from down the street Alexa and Becca ended up in one of our "costumes" and came to the party with her family, but came home with us.




Don't we look authentic?


The three shepherds. Talon and Tiffany even came and we had gotten out our dress up garb for them, but then they showed up in street clothes, so we refused to take their picture because they hadn't gotten into the spirit of it all!!



5 comments:

gwen said...

sounds like a good program and yes, costumes are good! (except for the watch and glasses!)

Carol said...

I'm sorry I missed this fun night!

Ron said...

Hey! They had chairs back then! Good participants.

The Schauers Family said...

We had our night in Bethlehem tonight -- not as good as yours though. We had tables and chairs and not enough of them . . .and they had the primary kids dress up and only a few did. What's up with that? I remember when we did an amazing Journey To Bethlehem when we were in the same ward together --- memories . . . miss you!

Krissy said...

Sounds fun! Yes Kim, you look authentic (except for the glasses, watch, and big CD you are holding up) but anyhoo...