12 December 2016

FFP: Christmas Edition

Love these friends!
Gathered round to feast, fellowship, pray for one another, and have some fun!

My friend, Holly gave me this print. I love the festive touch it brings to my house.  

Speaking of festive, every year at Christmastime, I make a festive drink for the kids. This one was a winner with both the kids and adults! Cranberry Pineapple Sparkling Punch! It's just cranberry juice, pineapple juice, and ginger ale. Garnish with frozen cranberries and lime. Serve over ice. I love the fact that it contained NO artificial sweeteners, yet it was plenty sweet because of the pineapple juice.

Caramel Apple Dip.
This is just a layer of cream cheese, caramel dip, and toffee bits on top. Easy-peasy!

The girls.
Sigh... They're all growing up.

It's a shame Ben doesn't feel more comfortable at our house. 😄

We started by singing a couple of Christmas carols together and Zach managed to stay seated for one song (and ONLY one song).

And then he pulled daddy into his casita and Morgan tried to go over our prayer list from there.

They were so excited for our first annual white elephant gift exchange!

We drew numbers out of the Santa hat.

Silly boy!

Daddy got #1 so Zach helped him open his present.

Just what he's always wanted!
Silly Straw Glasses and a big bottle of Cranberry Juice! 😎  

Zach wanted to see if there was more to the gift.

Jacob's turn.

He was super excited about doggie clothes!

And matching pillow!

Joe got a beautiful necklace. 😜

With a lovely fan. Lol!

Melissa got a Star Wars body pillow (with nuts and bolts).

Until she stole the doggie wear from Jacob. 😜

I got LOVE (shining bright). 💖

Thankfully, for Joe, Faith stole the necklace and fan from him.

Karen got a "No pen." It's a pen and it has a built voice that says "No!" in different variations.

Jacob was happy with his new gift but Ellie was so sad that she had her Legos taken away from her by Elizabeth.😡 She ended up with the last present under the tree which was MISTLETOE so Morgan stole that from her and gladly gave her his silly straw glasses and juice. She was happy again!

OH MY!! Enough said.

That mistletoe was for ME! 😍😘

The couples. (We missed you Brandon & Janette!)

Ellie tries out her new straw/glasses.

 Love lives here.

December birthdays in the house!

Happy Birthday to Joe, Joshua, and Karen!

Gingerbread house decorating time!

Grace & Elizabeth teamed up.

Joshua and Jacob worked hard.

Melissa and Joe, not so much. 😎

Ellie & Faith managed to get more candy on their house than what they were eating!

And that's a wrap for Family Fellowship & Prayer for 2016!

What a blessing it's been for all of our families.
We always have so much fun when we get together and the Christmas edition was no exception!
We can't wait for more fellowship, more prayer, and maybe even more friends to join us in 2017!!

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