Saturday was our Ward Christmas Party. I thought it turned out very nicely and we got quite a bit of positive feedback from everyone. The theme was "The Grinch Who Stole Christmas" and so we had some Who's and a Grinch (all thanks to the Alms family, who spent many hours making costumes and dressing up) as well as decorations that all fit the Whoville theme. It was quite fun and it looked great. I didn't get any fantastic pictures before the party started and once it started it was a little too dark to get good pictures. City center tree (it was like 15 feet or so with the star on top!)Whoville city scape in the background, and gifts on the table. I think Anna wrapped around 100 boxes for this activity!
Here is our little Who family:
Talmage (whose hair doesn't work on a good day)
Sadie (couldn't get a good picture of her darling hair since she didn't feel very good)
And Avri who looked fantastic, if I do say so myself.
Kendall and I even sported new hairdo's. Don't mind me, still in glasses without make-up. (Maybe by New Year's!)
The dinner was wonderful, (ham, roasted garlic new potatoes, bacon green beans, salad and rolls) and the young men and women were servers. They made everything run so smoothly. The program turned out very well. I was in charge of the program this year and decided to make a slideshow around the story of "The Grinch Who Stole Christmas." We had someone read the story beforehand and we put pictures to the captions from pictures of ward members throughout the year. We changed the story a bit so that it was Christ-centered, and added a little music and voila! The Primary kids sang a song in the middle and the entire congregation sang Joy to the World at the end. It tooks countless hours to put together and I got quite a bit of help, but I think it was all worth it in the end.
The kids were terrified of the Grinch, which I didn't expect, but could understand. His costume was fantastic! Look out Jim Carey!
Santa also made a great appearance, however I didn't get any pictures since I was in the kitchen and running around. But the two oldest enjoyed sitting on his lap. Sadie however who have NONE of it. She is still my most weary of strangers. But I'm not sad about that. Keeps her safer. :)
We have such a great activities committee and the activities are always so much fun. I really enjoy the calling, as stressful as it can be. Now we are trying to get the house put back together and get ready for Christmas. I just LOVE this time of year. So many good memories. Merry Christmas to you all!
7 months ago