Kathy and I spent time with Christy, Eric, Audrey and Kim in Ohio and celebrated Christmas there. Christmas eve we went to the church that Eric and Christy are part of. There was a Christmas eve service. Christmas eve is always a great time to consider the birth of Jesus into the world. Wonderful! He is the center of our time at Christmas. The next morning we all had breakfast and then opened gifts, which we traditionally give on Christmas day. Obviously Audrey was the most excited about it all. In the afternoon we all went to Eric's parent's place for a Christmas dinner. I watched the basketball game between the Lakers and Bulls. Too bad the Lakers lost!! Oh, well... ! The next day we drove down to Kim's place in Atlanta for a night and had breakfast the next day before continuing on to Florida to Ft. Myers where Kathy's mom lives.
The temperatures are about 70 degrees F (20 degrees C) during the day. A far cry from the cold in Mongolia! We are enjoying the weather, the friends, our family, and the break. We will be here a few more days before heading to Titusville, Florida, to see friends there.
|Our granddaughter Audrey and me :)|
|Me with Christy and Eric|
|Our daughter Kim with her niece Audrey :)|
|Eric and Christy's church where we all went on Christmas eve|
|Kathy and Kim after the Christmas eve service|
|Kathy's brother Jamie with his son Jacob, Kathy, me, Kim, Christy and Eric after the service|
|Audrey with her new Disney hair bow and new doll|
|Christy with one of her Christmas gifts|
|Eric and Christy's black labs :)|
|We drove from Ohio to Florida, stopping at the Wexel's home, friends of Kim|
|In Florida at the swimming pool where Kathy's mom lives :)|