A Frozen Holiday Feast

On December 24, 2014 by Jamy Shaffer

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MERRY CHRISTMAS! May you all discover the light in the hearts of those you love and discover the true meaning for the joy and blessings of this Holy season!

As has become tradition, Disciple Days met at the home of our illustrious leader and his family for a time of fellowship and celebration.  We feasted, feasted, and feasted some more on delicious food highlighted by the wonderful treat of smoked chicken legs provided by Double H BBQ and other edibles too numerous to mention.

However, the most wonderful part of the gathering had to have been the arrival of some friends who frequent our gatherings very infrequently.  Vicki, John (and a new arrival, conveniently named John), Carol, and Joey all were welcome sights to see and catch up with.  Carol and I talked about the new Annie movie coming to theaters.  Trust me, the less said about THAT the better I like it.  It was very enlightening to meet John and to learn about his journey thus far.

As for the younger set, some were entertained by watching Frozen on the tv.  Seriously, I do not think this this phenomenon is going away any time soon.  We already have characters from the movie appearing on Once Upon a Time (small wonder since Disney owns ABC).  There is talk of a sequel and a Broadway musical.  And who can get that infectious song “Let It Go” out of their mind.  After the movie ended (THANK YOU), some of the young ones were begging for piggy back rides which created some entertaining photo ops for your friendly neighborhood photographer.

A milestone was reached this weekend.  On the December 21st, Taylor turned the ripe old age of 15.  In about 6 months, this remarkable young lady will be of age to begin driving!  How does it seem that time goes so fast as you age?  She was all of 7 or 8 when I met her.  She has grown into a very fun, thoughtful, kind, and helpful disciple.  Once again, the power of exceptional parenting rears its head.  Happy Birthday once again T-DAWG!

On a personal note, I was extremely blessed to connect via Facebook to Ma 2’s daughter, Amanda.  I sent her a personal message telling her how proud Emily was (and is) of both her and her brother Jonathan.  Such a great end to the year and hopefully, we can share memories of one of our favorite people. Tonight at midnight mass, I am sure I will feel the presence of my guardian angel in our midst as I sing in the loft.

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Keith attempt ion to break into the record books by giving birth to Sammie?

Keith attempt ion to break into the record books by giving birth to Sammie?

Elizabeth's tray of cookies or the Avell's sofa?

Elizabeth’s tray of cookies or the Avell’s sofa?

Double header

Double header

Carol going caroling?

Carol going caroling?

Vicki... welcome back!

Vicki… welcome back!

I'm da blue gangsta

I’m da blue gangsta

So... hopefully, there was nothing in those chicken legs that would make me sick.

So… hopefully, there was nothing in those chicken legs that would make me sick.

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Your typical prison line up of n'er-do-wells

Your typical prison line up of n’er-do-wells

That pillow will do you little good.

That pillow will do you little good.

No Elizabeth, you have to return the baby before you go home....

No Elizabeth, you have to return the baby before you go home….

I'm late... I'm Late

I’m late… I’m Late

Bombs AWAAAAAAAY

Bombs AWAAAAAAAY

A fresh face! Welcome John

A fresh face! Welcome John

The first victim of Over Partying

The first victim of Over Partying

Now Chris, hold that pose!  The perfect shot  Dites.... fromage!

Now Chris, hold that pose! The perfect shot! Dites…. fromage!

 

“Therefore The Lord himself will give you a sign: The virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel.” (Isaiah 7:14)

Jamy Shaffer (58 Posts)

HI EVERYONE! My name is Jamy. I have been a HUGE believer in Jesus for all of my 39 years. So far along my journey, I have been a member of my Catholic church's choir as well as a song leader. In my free time, I enjoy singing and performing on stage with various community theater groups in my area. Although I am a devoted Catholic, I know that there are hundreds of other churches throughout the world and that none of them are the "perfect" denomination and that God embraces the beauty of all their similarities and, most importantly, their differences. If we were all the same, it would be a rather dull world.


 

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