Our extended Graber Christmas celebration was in Pretty Prairie this year. We rented out the grade school gym and the senior center.
After lots of play time, we went next door to the senior center to eat.
Lots and lots of yummy food!!!!
Al gave us a Christmas quiz to see how well we knew the Christmas story. Questions like:
What does the Bible say the innkeeper said to Mary and Joseph? (Luke 2:7)
A. "There is no room in the inn."
B. "I have a stable you can use."
C. "Come back later and I should have some vacancies."
D. Both A and B.
E. None of the above.
The answer is E. The Bible doesn't mention an innkeeper. In fact, the word for "inn" means "guest room", like in a house, not a hotel. Because Joseph was of the house of David, he was probably originally from Nazareth and had relatives who would have put him up. But there would have been other relatives too and more than likely the guest room was full. They were put in the "garage" or stable where the animals were kept.
After the quiz, the children opened their gifts. We "aunties" all went together to fill Christmas bags for each of the children.
Everyone who comes brings a gift for someone of the same sex. It can be a gag gift, something you have around your house you don't use, or an inexpensive gift ($10 and under). We all draw numbers and whoever draws #1 gets to pick the first gift. #2 can steal that gift or open another gift. And so on and so forth.
Sid was excited about this movie, until after a second look he realized it was in Spanish.
Russell got this gift. Sid said he was getting rid of it because it didn't work. It never did show 126.4!
And of course, we would all like to lose a little weight after these holidays!