Saturday, December 25, 2010


Oh Come Let Us Adore Him, Christ the Lord!
Feliz Navidad from Casa 1 and Casa 2!

Friday, December 24, 2010

A Christmas Story

Casa de Amor Nativity - we did one at both House 1 and House 2, so there's a whole mix of characters!

Jose - who is mad because he wanted to be...

...the "burro."

Our 5-year-old Wisemen

Some pretty adorable shepherds

 ...confused shepherds!

A pudgy little sheep!

Were there rabbits at the nativity? Another Christmas "sheep."

The Angel

 Not Buddha...Baby Jesus!

Baby Jesus should probably be the star of the show, yeah? Let's be honest, though. This year, our triplet wisemen win that prize. HA

Andddddd, everyone on staff that day decided we needed to show the kids exactly how it's done. Note to the angel: this was not your part.

Poor baby Jesus.

Alison always shows up in time for the nativity shot!


HAAAAa - Casa de Amor Christmas Card 2010?? doooon't think so.
Merry Christmas Eve!

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas from all of our Casa de Amor kiddos!

We just had a big Casa de Amor Christmas party...thanks to ServeAbroad! All of our kids and staff headed to our school director's house for games, cookie decorating, music, puppets, and a ton of Christmassy sort of fun!

 Andddd, yet again, my grandmother and aunt ruth spent who knows how much of their time and talents making Christmas outfits for every one of our kids!! They looked precious! THANK Y'ALL SO, SO MUCH! 

Babies everywhere!

With Baby "Merry Christmas" - her time to shine :)

Man, 4pm and they're partied out!

haaaaaaaaaa - Alison, there's yours on the left - model in the making.

Our big girls! These are our oldest 2 girls, 7 and 6.

Cheesin' it


...but where were all the boys, you might be wondering?...
Ha - in their matching polos, they kind of look like a professional foosball team.

Cookie decorating!

Little man on the left was clearly in the holiday spirit

Just too cute.

All smiles!

Music time

Breaking it down during the songs

They had just asked who wanted balloons...the little guy with his arm raised let out a huge "YOOOOOO!" (ME!) Balloons and cars are his 2 favorite things in the entire world!

...and he got a pretty sweet one! Fishing pole, whaaaat!

This girl partied hard. Leaving without her underwear!

Maybe this is becoming an annual tradition? (Another one of our toddler girls, Christmas party 2009)