Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Nellie's Christmas in America

Jesus is the "Reason for the Season" and our family has always worshiped together on Christmas Eve...this year was no different.

We all sat together in the darkness, as members of the congregation lit their candles from the flame of the Christmas candle.

 Earlier in the day, we enjoyed time with Nellie's family in Denmark through Skype...even Callie said Hallo!

Our Christmas eve supper menu includes
Elegant Wild Rice Soup
a few appetizers
Lefse

Nellie and I found these napkins at the Scandinavian store in Fargo.
"God Jul" is Merry Christmas in Danish.

Nellie's host sisters have not met her yet, but through photos have picked up on her style.
This cute little top, from Emily, will be perfect for spring!

Nellie's parents sent the new iPhone 5...
...my...oh...my...

I'm certain she has not set it down since she opened it!

Christmas Day tradition takes us to Grandma's for dinner...
Nellie is wearing the sweater sent from host sister, Amy.
Note: iPhone in hand

Her fingers are flying!

(Actually, I tease a little)
Nellie is a considerate young lady, that enjoys family time.
With all electronics set aside,
We three enjoyed the company of Aunt Olivia, Grandma and Stacy.

A delicious home cooked meal shared around the table with family,
makes a very Merry Christmas.

Enjoy the rest of your Holiday Season.
Take care,
~Natalie

7 comments:

Pam said...

Looks like a wonderful Christmas!

M said...

What a wonderful Christmas you were blessed with!

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Wonderful traditions to share with Nellie, what wonderful memories you are making for her! Isn't Skype amazing? My niece is in Belgium and it's like she is next door thanks to Skype! Merry Christmas Natalie and all the best in the New Year to you and yours! Deb

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Wonderful traditions to share with Nellie, what wonderful memories you are making for her! Isn't Skype amazing? My niece is in Belgium and it's like she is next door thanks to Skype! Merry Christmas Natalie and all the best in the New Year to you and yours! Deb

prims by olde lady morgan said...

Natalie,

Looks like everyone had a wonderful Christmas! How great to share your family traditions with Nellie! Hugs ! OLM

Connie said...

Merry Christmas Natalie!

Looks like you all had a wonderful time. We too had to visit hubby's family via Skype as they all live in Texas and we're here in Canada.

Hope you have a great holiday and New Years!

God Bless,
Connie

Linda said...

Thank you for sharing, Natalie - what a heart-warming post!