Dear Family and Friends,
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! This week was great, we were able to talk to a lot of really nice people on the street because everyone is a little nicer around the holidays. We got to open our gifts that were sent from home, as well as Skype our families. It was a great week. We were able to visit a member named Birute and she is really sweet. We met with her on Wednesday since she would be going to her sisters for Christmas who lives in the country. We had a real treat on Christmas Eve and Christmas day, we were able to listen to our music all day, usually we are only allowed to listen to it on Monday's. We also had to be in by dark on both days so that was about 4:30 in the evening. Sister Bestenlenher and I eve did a little nativity scene. I was Mary and Sister Bestenlenher was the narrator/a shepherd. It was a lot of fun. On Christmas day we got to Skype our families and we did that at the senior couples home where they let us eat food before we Skyped. It was fun, but very loud when it came time to Skype. After some technical difficulties we were able to get connected. It was a wonderful experience having Christmas on a mission. You really do focus more and relearn the reason for the season. On Sunday night it began to snow and it hasn't let up since. It finally feels like Winter is here.
Caroling on Christmas Eve.