Unto Us a Child is Born



“For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given:

and the government shall be upon his shoulder:

and his name shall be called

Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.”


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My mother is the oldest of seven children and several of my aunts and uncles leave near my grandmother, so when we are able to visit for Christmas, we have a huge family gathering. The church they all attend has an annual live Nativity Scene that we love participating in. Here’s the wide shot — this year, Jack and I got to be Mary and Joseph, while the girls were angels, the Dude was a shepherd, and the Wise Men on the left include two cousins and my uncle.



The Dude was thrilled — the donkey made an aromatic contribution to the evening. . .


Baby Boo wanted to be an angel, too and kept saying, “I dressed, I dressed” . . . but as you can see, he drew the line at the halo. . .and the posing thing? Forget it!

Important note: We are posting from my uncle’s house, scamming off his wireless — he said to be sure and mention that this post is coming to you courtesy of a Yellow Dog Democrat! He posted today his Top Ten Christmas Memories. . .


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5 Responses

  1. Wordsmith says:

    Nice pictures there!

    Hope your friends, family, and readership enjoy a warm and safe Christmas Season!

  2. Lyn says:

    I love the pics! I missed the live Nativity this year. It sure was good to see all of you for a while tonight!

    Love you!

  3. Jack Yoest says:

    Christmas in Rome

    In December,1223, Francis of Assisi enacted the first living nativity scene, with animals, near Greccio, Italy. So for an authentic nativity experience we traveled to Rome. Georgia. For Great-Grandmother Ruth’s eggnog and blog. Following is a cross-pos…

  4. That is just too precious! What a perfect way to celebrate the season! It reminds me of when my daughter was in Kindergarten and played Mary. She entered the stage and knelt down, hands in prayer waiting for the angel to appear. Her gaze was so intense that people in the audience started looking behind them to see what she was looking at… Heh.

    I can’t wait to meet you Charmaine!

  5. How wonderful for your family. Too bad about the donkey and also the yelow-dog Uncle. There is one in every family!

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