Saturday, December 26, 2009

Christmas Day

Just wanted to share some pictures from our first Christmas day in Cape Town, and Kieren's first Christmas ever. It was a very full and eventful day, and holds many great memories. We started by going to church at 8am (here everyone goes to church on Christmas day and not Christmas Eve!). Casey picked up a couple guys he plays soccer with at the Masiphumalele township and brought them to church with us (they called and asked to come), and our friend Michael Jenkins stayed over at our house Xmas Eve to spend Christmas morning with us. After church we brought all them together, along with Andy Chenlo and our neighbor Jamie Kallis for a brunch. Then we rested a bit and welcomed visitors who stopped by. Lunch was a much anticipated Christmas feast at the home of my friend Bernadette Terry in Ocean View. She and her family cooked for hours for a true Ocean View feast. We had a great time celebrating with them. Then we were back home for a quick rest and some calls back home, and then out to nearby Noordhoek beach area to have dinner with some of our friends who live there. Everyone brought some goodies and we feasted once again. The night was finished with a few more phone calls back to the States and then finally crashing! It was an awesome day!


Our Christmas tree!

Casey with Kieren in her Christmas dress! Thanks Latta family!!

Andy Chenlo with our soccer friends Eric and Zucs

Sarah with our neighbor Jamie Kallis - love her!

Our host for Christmas lunch, Bernadette Terry

The Christmas table set outside for the whole family

The incredible spread of food - Ocean View style!

Sarah hanging with Lana, the daughter of our friends Mel and Bijou and our other friend Laurel playing with Kieren

Kieren watching the sunset from the house in beautiful Noordhoek beach

The table set for our Christmas dinner and our friends gathering for prayer


Caleb and Adrienne said...

Merry Christmas, Friends!

Emily said...

Zucs looks like he could be related to Casey...maybe it is just in the picture...but amazing! Merry Christmas!