Jesus Saves! Jesus saves!
Jesus is the way
Jesus is the Saviour
You can come to Him today – HEY!
you can find the full lyrics here
Typically in my family, Christmas eve is the big family evening. Everyone comes over, we eat lasagna and exchange presents with one another. There was always a lot of hype about Santa coming and I always remember having a hard time falling a alseep.
This year, Jet and I went for a gorgeous run that ends up at the harbor with a fantastic view of the Opera House and Harbor Bridge
After the run, Flo, Jet and I joined our hosts for a delicious chicken curry dinner. We spent the evening chatting and enjoying some great Australian wines before Jet dressed up to as Santa to pose in several present delivering and cookie eating photos for the kids to enjoy in the morning.
We all ended up going to bed fairly early, knowing that the kids would wake us up quite early to get a start on their pressies.
It was sweet watching the kids open their presents. Ro Ro played with each one she opened for a while, until someone would remind her to open an other and Toby would exclaim "this is exactly what I've always wanted" with each opening. After exchanging presents, I attempted to help in the kitchen before the big christmas lunch. I struggled to know how to chop fruit ( this time next year i will be far less useless in the kitchen) After assisting with the fruit salad, I took off to run the same loop as yesterday and enjoy the view.
Christmas lunch was fantastic, lots of great food and interesting people. All of the guest were friends of our host, but no immediate family. It was interesting for all these people to create their own family clan for the day.
Because technology is wonderful, I was able to skype with my parents early on our christmas morning ( christmas eve afternoon in NY) and again that evening to see the whole family at the house for our traditional Christmas eve. I had a great time meeting these new people and the new experience, but I will be looking forward to spending the holidays with my family next year.