Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Our 1st Annual Guatemalan Christmas Eve!







The last few days have been very unexpected....fun! My mom, sister Leah, and grandmother came for Christmas....and we spent most of the time with the Moore family! Christmas Eve, Scott and Amelia had us over for the 1st Annual Guatemalan Christmas Eve! In Guatemala, Christmas Eve is a time to spend with family and friends....eating tamales....celebrating the birth of Jesus....and at midnight fireworks (oops, we couldn't find them). Look at the menu below....it was a traditional feast:

Menu:
Tamales
Jocon (traditional Guatemalan chicken in tomatillo-cilantro sauce)
Black Beans
Rice
Yucca
Plantains with Mole Sauce

Drinks:
Horchata
Sangria
Spicy Hot Chocolate

After dinner, we all played games....and laughed a lot (and we all wore our pajamas). Once little Micah went to bed, we got to spend time reading about the birth of our King. It was so good to share with each other what it means to us. We then spent a long time praying for our families....for their little Elliot (they go to Guatemala on Saturday to bring him home...YIPPEE)....and for Eliana and Xiomara. It was such a sweet time! Thank you Lord for coming as a baby....but more importantly, for knowing what was to come. Thank you for loving me so much....I don't deserve it!

I love you all,
Lindsey

16 comments:

Maria said...

A belated Merry Christmas to you and your family, Lindsey. It looks like you had a fabulous time and what a spread! :) I will most certainly be praying for Eliana and Xiomara. (((HUGS)))

Maria

emily said...

Sounds like a sweet provision from the Lord! Glad you had a Merry Christmas- praying for some really good news for you this week!

Erin Miller said...

That sounds amazing -- from the food to the friendship to the sharing! I'm so glad you had this time.

still praying for good news from Memphis...

jajbs said...

I am so glad to see you had a great Christmas! You have been on my heart SOOO much this weeka nd I have been praying for you. Please e-mail me so I can have your e-mail address. Praying for that miracle SOOON!!!


love ya,
amanda

Kristen Borland said...

way too fun!!!! can you post recipes?! also, i'd love to read a post sometime about different Guatemalan traditions. there's so much for us to learn!

Schroders said...

So fun!!! wish we could have been there, we will have to expand that tradition next year, hopefully with all of our little girls...
Melodie

Jami said...

What a fun Christmas tradition! I am praying for you guys!

Miranda said...

How fun! I am so glad the Lord is such a creative God and you were able to show that and celebrate this year in such a special way! You guys are too cute and your little one is edible! :o) Blessings!
Miranda
www.themartinsandethiopia.blogspot.com

The Allums Family said...

So glad you had a great Christmas! Praying you get great news soon!!
May the new year bring many blessings!!!

Russ, Katie and Eliot said...

Love the Guatemalan flag/cape! Merry Christmas to you guys!!

Amanda said...

sounds like so much fun!! (except for the tamales... that's one thing that I do NOT miss!! 3 years of those things is definitely enough to last me a life time!!)

Terry said...

What a lovely tradition! We have also started having a traditional Guatemalan celebration (minus the fireworks this year) on Christmas Eve.

Hoping you both had a wonderful Christmas!

Terry

Amy said...

Praying for your family today, may the Lord bless you with news of progress.

I love your Christmas Eve dinner!

Greta Jo said...

Lindsey,
Sounds like you had an amazing time. Praying for Eliana and Xiomara.

Guatmama said...

What a wonderful and traditional way to celebrate!

begutierrez said...

la noche buena is the best part of December. did you all hug at midnight? we hug and wish each other a Feliz Navidad.