This post is about a month overdue. Better late than never, I suppose.
Two days before Christmas my parents and nephew arrived in Israel! We were all so excited to have family visit us, but having them here over the holidays made it all the more special.
On Saturday morning, (Christmas Eve) we made a quick trip to the Arena Mall at the Herzliya Marina to pick up some groceries.
The church was SUPER crowded. It seemed like people were arriving by the bus load. Ron and Mom managed to get a seat in the last pew. Dad, myself and the kids stood in the back. As more and more people arrived, we got pushed further back. The kids found a spot against some doors to take a break. Eventually the church staff opened those doors and we ended up outside due to the overcrowding.When we got home, we fed the kids a quick dinner and let them open their one Christmas Even gift--Christmas pajamas, of course.
Mom also brought some Christmas crackers/poppers to open after dinner. They all had a small prize and some silly paper hats inside.
They also took a camel ride.
And all the kids rode mini donkeys. :)
On New Year's Eve, we got together with some of our friends and went to Bethlehem.