Season's doings

Season's Greetings from sunny California!

Yes, I know...somehow this is just wrong!
...deck the palm trees just doesn't have that ring now, does it?

We've been sooooo busy here at Home, ...we kicked off the season's doings with Sky's family on Christmas Eve. Lots of family and friends (did I mention he comes from a large family?) and the highlight is always grandma's homemade tamales. Christmas day found us at home, with the Grandparents on my side of the family stopping by in the morning to exchange gifts.

For us, this season is centered on a yearly Bible Conference of sorts
- called The Winter Training. The best way to describe it is as a Bible conference, but more intense...kind of like a Bible college course stuffed into one week. We have about 4,000 people from all over the world attending. The goal is to host as many as possible in local homes...this year we had 8 people stay with us.

-The picture above is of a sign in the meeting with information on which radio stations to find the live language translations...still haven't figured out why we would need English translation
...maybe for those from England?? (since we butcher the Queen's English...)

We had old friends stay with us this year..they were from Washington state, Oregon, Boston and Texas. The topic this year for the conference was "The Gospel of God in Romans". Romans happens to be my all-time favorite book in the Bible, I was all happiness inside :) We have two meetings a day, about 2 hours long each and then each morning we have a Bible Study to go through all our notes from the previous night.
(you can see in the photo our off-time diversions, fooze-ball and wii!)

Then we eat a lot, too. It's busy, busy, busy.

The meetings ended the day after Christmas. So, things are just starting to wind down here for us, we only have 3 guests at our house still.

Thanks for visiting...

How was your holiday? All smiles, I hope!