Thursday, January 17, 2013

Catching Up: Christmas in Joplin, Part 1

We were glad to have the blessing of going to Joplin for Christmas.  All of our family were able to be together except for Beth, who had babysitting, as well as Ace Hardware obligations.  
Janet and newest grandson, Jonathan

Charissa, learning about her cousins' cars at a young age

Emily and Jonathan with a funny look on his face!

Rowen and Tim

We were playing a game of Taboo after supper at Randy and Joy's house.
Another view of the Taboo game.  We were so happy to have Jeffrey along on this trip.  He got really tired of traveling over Christmas break.  He rode/drove out to Colorado with some friends from Cincinnati who came to ski.  We left the next day for Joplin!  The following Monday, he made a trip with Randy to Indiana to pick up a van full of ABE Painting calendars.  Then two days later, we drove back to Colorado.
Joy's mother and sister are also in the group.  We were glad to get to see them again.
Jason with Jonathan
Emily and her friend, Joanna (Joy's sister)
My dad, Rex Scoles, leading song service on Sunday
Joy leading the children's songs for the Christmas program
Quil and Micah singing with the children
Joy telling the story

Micah and Quil memorized part of Luke 2, and said their verses at the appropriate time in the service.
I was very proud of them saying the verses so well.  
Emily sang with Joy's sisters, Joanna and Ranae.  Brenda played for them.
Brenda and Emily played their violins together.  Jason played for them, but he is hidden in the picture.

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