Saturday, December 27, 2014

Christmas Came!!

Yes, Christmas came and it was wonderful.  We had a busy week starting with a trip up to the Trodoos mountains.  They look quite a bit like our mountains at a home and we felt like we were in Europe and not Cyprus.  We were looking for a less active sister - found out she has moved to another part of the island but now we know where she is and have sent her information to the missionaries there.

This was the quaint village of Kapotareia.  Our Sis. Huby who is from France said it reminded her of home.

With our three sweet sisters:  Huby, Dealy and Hall

The darling stockings that the SC 4th Ward sent us.  WE love them and certainly felt loved by the ward.

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Our Christmas present to ourselves- a waffle iron!  We started looking for one the first week we got here and just found one.  YEA!

It rained for 3 days so we had to bring our dryer inside.  Took 36 hours for the things to dry!!!

Some Philippino sisters who joined us for Christmas day.  The sister on the far right is an investigator from Limassol.

This was our family on Chrismas Day.  We all met at the Reeves' apartment.  Our apartment is much, much smaller and quite a ways out from the heart of the city.

Elder Deighten opening up a package from the Young Women in his ward in England.  We were all excited to see what they sent.

Our darling sister missionaries gave us a gift - lemons from their tree, Diet Coke for Bill (YES) and a card and trinket for me.   It was so thoughtful of them.  They are all getting transferred next week. We will desperately miss them but know great sisters will take their place.

There are a lot of things we can't get here (buttermilk, pumpkin, green chilies, mapelline and a lot more)  and one is condensed soup.  Well, Thank goodness for the internet and Pinterest.  I now know how to make my own cream of chicken soup!!  Had to make funeral potatoes for our Christmas dinner and they turned out yummy.

Our Christmas was anything but what we have been used to but it was wonderful nevertheless.  We actually had a little more down time to ponder and reflect on the birth of our Savior and His remarkable gift to us.  How grateful we are at this time of year for our family and friends and for The  Atonement.

We pray that you are all had a wonderful Christmas season and a even better new year.

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