Thursday, December 11, 2008

A Night In Bethlehem

I know I'm a little slow getting these posted, but they're from our church Christmas party last Saturday evening and I think they're darling. The theme was "A Night in Bethlehem." We were asked to come in "biblical attire" and the gym was decorated like an open market in the middle east where we were able to go to each shop to buy our pita bread, and get our meat (chicken or lamb), fruit, nuts, salad, cheese & dessert. We all ate picnic style on blankets on the floor. It was such fun time and there was a very sweet, celebratory spirit. Near the end, the lights dimmed and children portraying Joseph & Mary went from stall to stall in the market and were told, "No room." They then settled in a "stable" area that was set up at the front of the gym with a manger & straw. My little 4 month old niece was the "Baby Jesus" and the Nativity story was then narrated & acted out by more children and we all joined in song throughout. It was a wonderful experience for our family and friends. We're so grateful for our friend that organized it all. She did a phenomenal job creating an atmosphere that invited the spirit and brought so much joy as we reflected on the meaning and reason for this happy season.
Caroline & Grandma


Emilee said...

Yes, Kelly Galbraith, whose maiden name I do not know, is one of my dear friends here in SB. She's in one of the links on my sidebar.

Mike and Kelly said...

It's Kelly, How are you. When I first met Emilee, and found out she was from Monticello I asked her if she knew you. I would love to hear from you sometime, my email address is I think that her blog might be password protected, but Melanie (Hahn) McIlroy my roommate's blog is linked on my sidebar too.

Story Family said...

Millie!! Long time no see! You look great and your family is adorable. You are so crafty and creative. Thank heavens for blogs.
Aren't they the greatest invention ever? Good to 'see' you again!

Becky said...

Millie -

It's Becky (Hall) Hughes. Your family is adorable. It's so fun to catch up with your cute family through the blog. I found you on Josi's and Lory's blogs. My blog is private (had a scare with my daughter), but e-mail me sometime and I will send you an invite. Again, your family is just adorable. You are such a fun mommy. Your kids look so happy - what a great accomplishment! Of course, I always knew you were amazing!!!

Shannon and Brad said...

Wow, this sounds like so much fun. What a great idea. You all look so cute in your costumes too!