This past Saturday (Dec 13) we all went to this event called Bethlehem Revisited. It's in a smaller town called Waxahatchie and they transform what I think is a public park to look like Bethlehem when Christ was born. It was really neat. They had live camels and all the people that participated kept in character by speaking in "Biblical English" and acting the part. We saw Joseph and Mary (she was on a real donkey) and they went to the stable and she had her baby (that part wasn't real -- at least I hope it wasn't). Anyway, it was really fun to see the community of that city all get together and reproduce their version of Christ's birth.
I wish that that kind of celebration could happen in my home state of California. Unfortunately, Cali has gotten just a tad too liberal. I'm sure if a town were to put something like Bethlehem Revisited on there, someone would complain and there might possibly even be a lawsuit. It's CRAZY there, I tell you. Oh well, at least I'm in the good ol' South and here they still keep their traditions and beliefs alive (unlike stupid California).
Also, 8 more days until Drew and I go home for Christmas!!! I'm so excited to see my family. All my brothers and their families are going to be there and I can't wait to see everyone -- especially my niece and nephew! I hope my brothers aren't too weirded out by my big belly.