|This was Christmas Eve night, after all the kids were in bed. All the gifts to the right side of the tree were sent here by a precious supporting church in Alabama! Unity Baptist certainly spoils the Andrzejewski family! ;)|
|Church Christmas dinner in our home.|
|Some of the desserts, including a Bolo Rei (King Cake). A traditional Portuguese Christmas dessert.|
|The kids are allowed to open one gift Christmas Eve night before bed. Brooklyn chose to open a book she had picked out. She wanted to lay in bed all night and read.|
We've been dealing with a strange virus around our house this week. As well as having two of the 5 kids on antibotics for infections in their throats. The rain and winds have set in. Umbrellas offer little shield from this type of a rainy day. We stay wet and cold. Lots of soups, hot teas and of course coffee help keep us from freezing. I'm waiting patiently on the nice firewood man to deliver more wood so I can try to dry out the house. The floors and walls are staying wet and if they don't dry out soon, mold and mildew won't be far behind.
I'm thankful for a routine again. I loved having the kids at home for two weeks straight, but the confusion of no routine gets the best of me.
Michael has begun to work on our mini-furlough this summer. There is a lot to do in preparation. We're praying the Lord will bless and we can get everything accomplished in the 12 weeks we'll be Stateside.
Prayers from Portugal,