Christmas Day 2018

We started with a Christmas Day service at 11:00 AM. We sang some Christmas carols, shared some stories of God’s blessings, and Pastor shared a Christmas message.

Back home, the women worked hard in the kitchen.

Jeri, Joanna, Nicole, and Grandma Stogdill working in the kitchen. Click photo for full size.
Sarah having a snack since Christmas dinner isn’t for a while. Click photo for full size.

Jeffrey got Jeri’s saxophone out of the attic and worked at playing it.

Jeffrey picking up Jeri’s saxophone for the first time. Click photo for full size.

Just before dinner, we took our family photo.

Joanna was helping Nicole get ready.

Joanna touching up Nicole’s lips. Click photo for full size.
Getting ready for our family photo. Click photo for full size.

Family photo 2018. Front: Nicole, Sarah, Joanna, Lizzie, Victoria, and Jeri. Back: Tim, Justin, Josiah, Grandma Stogdill, Jason, and Jeffrey.

Family photo 2018. Front Nicole, Sarah, Joanna, Lizzie, Victoria, and Jeri. Back Tim, Justin, Josiah, Grandma Stogdill, Jason, and Jeffrey. Click photo for full size.

A crazy version.

Crazy family photo 2018. Click photo for full size.

Finally around mid-afternoon, the food is ready!

Sarah and Jeri with plates of food. Click photo for full size.
Joanna, Sarah (by stove), Nicole, Lizzie, and Victoria. Click photo for full size.

Around the table starting in the lower left with Lizzie, Nicole, Jeffrey, Victoria, Justin, Grandma Stogdill, Jeri, Joanna, Jason, Josiah, Sarah, and Tim.

Around the table starting in the lower left with Lizzie, Nicole, Jeffrey, Victoria, Justin, Grandma Stogdill, Jeri, Joanna, Jason, Josiah, Sarah, and Tim. Click photo for full size.

Jeri, Nicole, Sarah, Victoria, and Lizzie went to Eileen Bouma’s to wish her a Merry Christmas. Sarah and Victoria finally returned around 5:30 PM after which we could open presents.

Opening presents. Click photo for full size.

Justin got a Cole Porter songbook for Christmas. Here he’s playing from it. Jeffrey sings along.

Justin playing and Jeffrey singing out of Justin’s new Cole Porter songbook. Click photo for full size.
Jason, Lizzie, Joanna, and Nicole playing Forbidden Island while Justin and Jeffrey are at the piano. Click photo for full size.

Here’s a video montage that runs about 1 minute 18 seconds.