Take a look at these precious drawings. During the Holidays it is common to play to family games around the table to join in fun and fellowship. The pictures below are from a game that combines Pictionary and Charades. Go ahead, take your guesses for the words they are describing!
Now, I wish I could tell you that these drawings were done by my really cute Kindergartners, whose creativity and imagination are really unbelievable. But unfortunately I have to claim these horrific, awful, and embarrassing drawings. It’s safe to say I can speak Hungarian better than I can draw… And that is saying A LOT.
Regardless, Christmas Eve was absolutely wonderful.
The day began with getting the Christmas Tree and decorating it as a family. We mainly used our homemade gingerbread cookies as the ornaments, a project we completed the night before. I'm happy to finally have a tree up to enjoy the lights and beauty! In Hungary, almost all families wait until the 24th to get their tree. It stays up until the start of Epiphany on January 6!)
The day ended with this lovely family game and an episode of The Big Bang Theory. In between I visited several friends, attended a Christmas party, enjoyed the Christmas pageant and service at church, opened gifts with family, talked with my own family in the USA, and ate a ton of really delicious food.
Christmas Eve really is the huge day of celebration in Hungary, with Christmas Day reserved for traveling to nearby families and joining in meals.
Now, we are off to a neighboring town to visit the other set of grandparents and more aunts, uncles, and cousins. I wish all of you a very blessed Christmas wherever you are celebrating!
Picture 1: Zipper (apparently only zippers in the USA say YKK...)
Picture 2: Lake (If you are from Louisiana you should have gotten this)
Picture 3: Tiger (I purposely don't pay that much attention to LSU. Clearly I don't know what a tiger looks like)