Tuesday, December 6, 2011

A Christmas Devotional for FHE

Last night the young adults from the ward my husband is Bishop
of came to our home to watch the Christmas devotional on TV.

We call our Monday night get-togethers Family Home Evening, and
since many of them live away from home, being with "family" matters
a lot, especially at Christmas. How we love spending time with them.

As you can see, we had the TV going in two rooms!

What a crowd. You can bet this chair didn't stay empty for long.

Those guys on the couch look pretty relaxed, don't they?

But not quite as relaxed as the ones on the floor!

Oops! Look like somebody caught my camera peeking in on them!

Of course, we fed 'em, too. (These guys were the last to chow down.)

(It was prettier before we removed the pineapple.) We made four of
these, but we still have a whole one left in our refrigerator. They went
through almost all of the four batches of funeral potatoes though!

Wish I had taken a picture before instead of during!

Sorry the photos are kind of grainy, but it was dark, and I used my phone instead of my camera because I was too lazy to get up and do it right. We did have a wonderful evening, and that last person left in the wee hours of the morning. No wonder I am yawning as I write!

=)

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23 comments:

Brian Miller said...

nice...it is so col that you do this...i bet it does feel like family away from home...and the food looks good too...smiles

Secret Mom Thoughts said...

Sounds like a nice get together.

Pieni Lintu said...

Sounds great! :)

Jackie said...

What a great group to all come and watch. They must have amazing leaders!

Just Stuff From a Boomer said...

What a nice gathering. This is what Christmas is about. Enjoying the people around us.

yaya said...

Our Singles Ward is an hour away. I don't think they do these nice things like you do since everyone is so spread out. I bet it's really fun to hang out with these young people and feel their energy (except for the ones on the floor!). I thought the Christmas Devotional was really nice and I'm sure everyone at your home enjoyed it too!

Cherie said...

I think it would be great to have the Young Adults in your home on a regular basis! You can tell they feel at home there :-D

Jessica said...

Looks like a great evening!!

Lisalulu said...

looks: yummy, friendly, cozy and warm! All good traits for a FHE!~!

Chic Homeschool Mama said...

Looks like it was a great time!!

Pondside said...

If I were the parent of one of these young people, I'd be SO happy to see these photos.
The other thing that occurred to me is that you and the young people really bless one another. Wow!

Grandma Honey said...

What a wonderful service you provide for the YSAs!

anitamombanita said...

How fun to be associated with such awesome young people. I know you guys do tons of good for them, but I suspect there's some of it coming back your way too. ;)

karen said...

Your singles are so lucky to have you! I've tried to catch up with all of your latest posts - I'm not dead, just a little overwhelmed! Your home looks so lovely with all of your decorations - what fun you're going to have!

Stef said...

What fun. I tried to sit and listen. But with 5 little kids, I heard about half of it. No worries. DVR is my best friend. I will watch it tomorrow while I run!

Darlene said...

I know how tired you must have been. It looks like it was a great success as all of your evenings with the kids are. I know how they must love Dave as their Bishop. He is so good with the youth. It will be so nice when he can retire next year and have more time to be with them AND YOU!! I know you will love this too. Does Ryan ever come to these get togethers?

We still have the Devotional to watch. We've hardly had a moment since we got home from Nancy's. Dick's at the church tonight, so maybe tomorrow we will get to watch it. Better late than never.

Eva Gallant said...

What a lovely home and my mouth is watering looking at all those goodies!

Tima said...

Wow. What a lovely evening and wonderful food. You guys are truly wonderful to your community.

Leovi said...

Nice pictures, a wonderful and enjoyable meeting.

Dixie Mom said...

Wow! What a great night!! You guys are so good to those single adults. That ham is making my mouth water....

Caroline said...

Your home always looks so warm and welcoming! You can see by the posture of your guests and the expressions on their faces that they feel right at home. I think I would love to visit your home!

p.s. I would also like to chow down there too! :)

Terra said...

That is so cool, everyone looked so relaxed and happy to be there, what a great concept!

Farmer's Wyfe said...

Looked like FUN!! And I see Ree's cookbook there. I was really pining for it but didn't know if it was worth it. Do you like it, or is her website just as good. Oh, how I LOVE her recipes!!

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