This last month has been busy, yet wonderful! Our Christmas season was very different this year as we had no electricity for five days leading up to it. Our life felt like "Little house on the Prairie" days as we boiled water on the wood stove for laundry, showers and dishes, cooked on the stove ( even made Christmas candy!) and huddled around the stove by candlelight in the evenings playing games. Needless to say, we were very thankful for the stove!
Christmas was such a blessing. David's brother Jonathan and his sweet new wife, Laura stayed with us and celebrated Christmas morning with us. We had fun acting out the nativity story and the only real problem was the very friendly innkeeper ( Bethany) who was sure that Mary and Joseph could stay with her!
Now the snow as melted away, we have all the power we need and life is at full speed again. while I am very thankful for hot running water and my microwave, it was a real blessing to get to experience that time of stepping out of our usual lives and really enjoying just being together!