In preparation for this glorious Christmas season, we were blessed with the opportunity to help two dear couples from our church with their Christmas decorations!

The first one took place at the Edward’s home – and we had the added blessing of having two of the Wilkes guys to join in the merriment. They were in town to learn blacksmithing from Mr. Edwards and, of course, added a joyful spark to the party! Pictures are often far better than words, so enjoy! Winking smile

Sweet friendsTree trimming pair

Stretch!!! :)Matthew and the littles decorating the gingerbread house!

'Tis the season

Go Amanda! Wrap those lights!The sight of home, the smell of love

Thank you, Mrs. Edwards, for your generous hospitality and all that delicious food!!Hmmmm... as a tree topper, that cute little hat isn't so cute. ;) Sorry guys!

DiscipleshipToo much fun with a rambunctious little frog ;)

Sharing thoughtsFellowship

IMG_8002We all sang carols together - what a joy!

The glass treeDrama :)

The next tree trimming adventure was at the Chapman’s house (known as Grandpa and Grandma to usSmile). It was a fun-filled evening including delicious soup for dinner, harmonica music, and great fellowship!

Dad got to help us! Hi Herman!

The Edwards enjoyed being the spectators of our tree-trimming chaosThere is joy in serving Jesus Christ with your family members!

Boyhood pleasures Smile!

Jessi - passing out the ornamentsGo Motherkin!

Oh the joys of serving others within the body of Christ! These evenings with such dear friends were certainly highlights in our Christmas season.