Monday, December 25, 2006

Christmas In LT

Well I must say its different being in another country for Christmas. Both Sharon and I have been away from our families on Christmas because we do the every other year with the family for Christmas thing since they live a few hundred miles apart. But this year is different because we aren't with family at all. Its great that we have phones to talk with them for cheap but its weird not being there, we miss them and all our friends at home. However, God has given us a team who we love and that is becoming like family. We are learning to take care of each other and since we spend so much time together doing the same things we are getting to know each other pretty well, even the little quirks that are so lovable and frustrating.
So we had a big Christmas dinner last night and I barbequed a big ol' roast.

Side note, my neighbors think I am crazy. First of all, Lithuanians don't bbq much and second they sure don't do it in winter. So often they see me out on my 3' by 4' balcony bbq-ing in the dark with my head lamp on. They stare at me all the time, in fact I even caught one woman staring so she looked away real quick and then went and turned off her lights so she could keep watching what the silly American was doing.

Anyway, we had a great dinner and then played games. Today we all met at Peter and Jen's for brunch at 11 and had another great meal together. We played more games and hung out it was a great Christmas. Here are some picts we took.

Merry Christmas to all, we love you and miss you!


evidentemente yo said...

Hahahaha, Merry christmas from Spain to you too!!! It seems that you're having a great time together!!! Be careful with bbq-ing in the balcony when the real cold arrives...:P

Melissa said...

so Sharon was the odd one out with the cream colored coat eh? :-)

Erin said...

Cute Jacket Sharon...and whats with the GQ pose Matt???

Bekah Joy said...

Matt, you're a great writer! I feel like I'm right there with you two. You guys are on an awesome adventure together. Thank you for what you shared about the OT priesthood a while back. A great reminder. Also cool to think of you two as ammbassadors... not only of being crazy Americans, but also of the mysteries of God. Sounds like you're keeping up well on both ends of that. :-)
Oh, and I miss you Sharon!

Carrie-Margaret said...

Merry Christmas!!! i miss y'all too very much! May God continue to bless you in 2007!! Keep on being who you are Matt!! God loves it!