One highlight of this Christmas was having Jo stay at our house. She is from China and is going to college here in the states. She has only been here for a semester, so she didn't know too much about the American culture...or Christianity. It was fun showing her what an American, Christian family is like.
She had a blast experiencing an American Christmas, opening stockings,
and singing Christmas carols.
I also enjoyed learning about the Chinese culture. One thing I learned is that Chinese don't bake. They don't have ovens in China. No ovens mean no cookies, brownies, cake, etc.
Can you imagine? So we got her a baking kit and a cake mix.
One of my favorite Christmas tradition is watching The Nativity Story. I know alot of it is made up, but it just puts my focus on the true meaning of Christmas. The actors do so well, that I forget that they're acting. And I can't help but cry during the birth of Jesus.
One of the big gifts that we got this year was a new camera. We got a Canon PowerShot SX130lS. I know it's not the best kind out there, but it is a ton better than what we had before, and it was in our price range.
And last but not least, this pillow. Cute isn't it? My sister made it!!! She picked the fabric, drew the bird and flower, and sewed on the buttons and flower. It was a total surprise too.