Tuesday, December 7, 2010

It's Beginning to Look a lot like Christmas

Our little tabletop tree has a split personality--the lights chase each other, they twinkle, they grow from dim to bright, and different strands light up the different sections of the tree. We find ourselves "tree watching."

Elder Nash and his counselors spoke at the South America Northwest Area Presidency Christmas Devotional on Monday morning. After the devotional, all the office employees and Area missionaries boarded buses--there were four huge tour buses--for a trip to San Isidro's La Bistecca Restaurant, a grand buffet.

This is one of many pictures taken of us. The spacious restaurant was totally filled with the office people. I'll include pictures of the different "stations" on the next blog. Chuck-a-Rama is a back yard picnic compared to La Bistecca.

Brother Ospino, on my left, helps us every Sunday with our power point presentations. He is a computer guru with the kindest heart.

We were on the first bus load to return to the office. I shot this picture from the bus.

The CCM courtyard sparkles with white lights.

"The stockings were hung by the 'chimney' with care, in hopes that Saint Nicholas soon would be there." When there is no chimney, a black upholstered chair works.

The Christmas pottery we bought at the grocery store adds color to the corner of the room.

This nativity shows the culture of the reed boat people of Lake Titicaca in Puno, Peru. When the Jeffries were here, we took a ride in a reed boat around the family's island.

This is one of my favorite nativities depicting the Highland people of Peru.

This nativity is made of tiny gold glass figures. Another version of this style is done with blue glass and gold headdresses.

One of the Elders serving in Lima South Mission sent this nativity from Ayacucho. The stable is made of river rock.

Me encanta with the tiny one-piece nativities. The white one is made of the white sillar stone from the volcano Misti in Arequipa. The roof is in the style of the typical knitted Peruvian hat. The round nativity is a reproduction of nativities made in Colonial Peru.

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