Thursday, December 26, 2013

Snowbird Christmas

'Tis the day after Christmas, so what did we do to celebrate the holiday? We decorated our tree right after Thanksgiving.

And we walked around Valle del Oro, looking at the lights people put up.

One of our neighbors had a small party for the RVers on our road who have been coming to the same place for several years.

We enjoyed spending time with Larry and Barbara and Vern and Jane

with Pat and Lois and Hollis

and, of course, with Isabel and Joe, who brought us all together.

Christmas Eve, we attended the 6 pm service at Epiphany in Tempe. Before the service began, I took a photo of the chapel.

John was the celebrant at that service. Usually, I don't take pictures during the worship service, but the children of the congregation had portrayed the Gospel reading and lots of people were using the cameras. So I took one a few minutes later of the whole worship party.

This is the nativity set at the front of the church, as well as the manger where baby Jesus slept during the children's play.

Christmas morning, John and I opened our gifts. Here he is with a musical CD sent by our cousins in Sweden.

We talked to both our sons' families, then we joined with several hundred other residents here for Christmas dinner. Here is our empty table after we put out our dishes.

And the crowd beginning to gather.

And the friends we sat with. Sam and JoAnn

and Vern and Jane

It has been a good Christmas, though we miss seeing our children and grandchildren. Hope you all had a good Christmas, as well.


  1. Looks like you guys had a great time,
    One good thing about our country is that every place is max one hour away by car.....

  2. Looks like a great place you have there in Arizona.