Monday, December 26, 2011

Christ's Birthday

Mary and baby Jesus

Journey Through the Life of Christ

Jesus as a Baby

Carpenter's Tools

He learned the skill of carpentry

He was a fisherman

Fisherman of Souls

                   He loves us and forgives us
His Ministry he healed the sick.

I am a Child of God

Crucified in a crown of thorns

In Gethseme

The Second Coming
 We celebrate the birth of our Savior Jesus Christ December 25. This year we felt the wonderful feeling of Peace and Happiness. At the Festival of The Nativitys in Arlington ,Washington.  A special room was dedicated to Christs Life. It was called " Come Unto Christ". It was a spiritual experience to view his life in pictures. This room was so beautiful. I am grateful for my Savior, his greatest gift of the Atonement for all of us. 

Festival of Nativitys

Live Nativity
 We enjoyed helping with the Nativity Festival in Arlington, Washington. It was a Missionary event. It lasted four days ending with a beautiful choral concert .

This is one we decorated

Beautiful Poinesettias

Sculture made of wood

A Snowman Nativity


Carved from a tree

Black Bears


The Wise Bears

 Large Navitity outside Church

South West

Christmas Trees


The Three Kings

Childrens Nativity

Mary and Jesus
Mary, Joseph, Babe

Pretty Nativity

Mary, Joseph,Babe


Unto us a Child  is Born


Julie and me and Babe
 It was put on my the Arlington Stake. Julie and I helped decorate the halls.with gold balls hung on gold ribbon.Then we helped set up  the many Nativity sets to display. There were 563 total Nativity sets.There were many Lighted Christmas trees in the background. Many large poinsettias in front of the tables. here are a  few of them.
Deck the Halls 
Nativity in Entrance of the Church

African, notice the Elephant
 The primary room was for the Children's Nativitys .The Children could enjoy playing with them. Also they had a coloring craft of Joseph and Mary. Families could get their photo taken dressed in Bibical costumes for the Nativity.  The Relief Society room was " Come unto Christ theme."  This will be the next blog.

Monday, December 19, 2011

Lights of Christmas Stanwood Washington

Julie and Me and Bruce the Spruce Tree

Screens of lights create this mountain range.

Frosty the snowman was there too

Overall photo of it.

The Poinsetties

 We travelled to Stanwood Washington, in Dec. gave a Sister a ride home from Forest Grove, Oregon. She took us to see the wonderful  Christmas lights of Stanwood. It was put on by a Christian Church.
This tree was my favorite
There were a million beautiful lights to enjoy

Display of many colorful lights
    We enjoyed hot Chocolate and Mini Doughnuts. It was very cold but we were grateful it was not raining.

Ron and I

The Twelve Days of Christmas Cards


The Polar Express we rode this train.

Marvellous Sunset over the water, all made of lights
Dolphins jumped out of the water made of lights.
But I didn't catch any on my camera.

Sailboat on the water of  blue lights

Entrance to the Little Shops

Two Beauties among lights


Julie and more lights