|We went to the Galway Christmas Market on the opening night when they turned the lights on.|
On the 15th we had a meal together at church before a few of our church members started travelling away to visit family for Christmas. It was nice to get together and hang out this way as we hadn't had a meal together like that in quite awhile.
The next Sunday we held our Carol Service. Tiffanie, Stephen and I lead the music while Luke gave a short message. We even had "Jingle Bells" sung by a couple of our kids in Irish. I was glad they were brave enough to do that. At the end of our service we had our tradition of saying John 3:16 in multiple languages. It's always so interesting to hear.
For Christmas this year we had our usual morning of reading the Christmas story and opening gifts as a family. After Skyping with our family in the afternoon while preparing Christmas dinner, we had a few people from church over for dinner. It was fun. We ate together, opened gifts and then played a few games. Our kids did not want to go to bed, but definitely needed to as it had been a very full day. Here are some pictures.
We hope you all had a wonderful Christmas celebrating our Saviour!