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Thursday, December 22, 2005

A BRIEF OVERVIEW

How can I possibly describe these past few weeks? Brimming with fun, friends, and good cheer, our first Christmas season in San Antonio has begun. Time will only allow a brief account of life at the Horn house these past few weeks.

This last quarter of the year is properly termed the busy season in the VF warehouse as they struggle to keep up with the amazing Christmas rush. John has become an able-bodied assistant in the warehouse helping out one or two days a week, and I’ve pitched in a couple times as well. Dad has enjoyed working hard and even helping break the all-time record of shipped boxes from the VF warehouse, but he won’t mind not having to leave the house for work before 6:30 a.m. in the morning.

A dear friend of mine blessed us with a week long visit earlier this month. During Bethany’s stay we attempted to keep an active schedule and achieved our goal quite well! From attending the Chronicles of Narnia Premier and watching a talented ensemble perform Christmas music; to visiting the Alamo and browsing through a Christmas fair; to shopping around San Antonio and decorating our Christmas tree, we all thoroughly enjoyed the time spent with Bethany. I especially appreciated her patience as she willingly accompanied me on my shopping forays in search of the "perfect" Christmas gifts.

This past Friday marked the first time the entire Horn family attended Vision Forum’s annual End of the Year dinner. It was a wonderful time of gathering all the Vision Forum families together to partake of a delicious meal and review what God has accomplished through the efforts of these devoted men, while pressing onward toward the goals for this coming year. On a lighter note, coffee was greatly appreciated as the night became morning, literally. It was nigh unto 2:30 a.m. Saturday morning before my sleepy head touched the pillow.

Saturday evening found us enjoying more food and fellowship at a Christmas party hosted by a family in the area.

During the beginning of the week, a glance into our kitchen would show that it had been turned into a cookie producing machine. Mom and I made countless batches of cookies in preparation for the holidays, and it made my heart sing for joy to spend those hours in the kitchen with my dear mother singing Christmas carols together.

Dad and I joined a group of church friends and others from the area on Tuesday evening for some caroling in the Spradling’s neighborhood. The Spradlings are a dear family from church who open up their home every year to hordes of hungry carolers following our spreading of Christmas love and cheer to the homes nearby.

If I don’t have a chance to personally wish all of you a very Merry Christmas, please allow me to do so now:

Merry Christmas to all from the Horn Family!

~Cara

1 Comments:

Blogger sugarcubed said...

Merry Christmas Horn Family!!!

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