We've had a fun-filled holiday week and were able to spend it with some pretty amazing young people. We had 8 missionaries for the better part of the Christmas weekend. We started out on Christmas Eve at the Wood's home for some holiday food and fun Minute to Win It games.
|I was able to swing a "Rudolph nose" from a string tied around my neck up to my petroleum covered nose and make it stick in less than a minute!|
Now that's talent, right?!!
After the fun at the Wood's we moved to the church for some rousing Risk action. With the help of an early alliance with me in Europe, Elder Isom obtained world dominance to the dismay of the other missionaries.
|Two veteran players and two first timers...and one oldie!|
Fast forward a few hours and our home was filled with the smiles and laughter we often miss here in Sarajevo. Santa stopped by and left the missionaries some holiday cheer followed by a feast of prime rib roast, ham and all things yummy.
|So easy to please....|
|Thanks for the suggestion, Mom Isom!|
|Gotta love all the Elders in their Christmas sweaters!|
|No one went home hungry... for three days! LOL! |
We ate Christmas dinner, breakfast the next morning and dinner
after our trip to Mostar from what was cooked on Christmas day!
As tradition holds true for the Newtons, even in Sarajevo, we played Bingo! It wasn't quite the epic 8 hours that often ensues when we are home, but it was still fun. We made sure there were no losers and everyone had to have a bag to take home their loot!
|The BINGO prize table|
|It was some serious BINGO...|
Notice Elder Leach on the far right edge
is on his way back from the prize table.. .AGAIN!
|His most treasured BINGO prize of the night!|
|So festive in their awesome sweaters!|
|We had blank cards and each person had to fill in their own numbers before we started...|
I'm pretty sure he received divine inspiration when choosing the numbers for his card.
He was the big BINGO winner of the night!
|There might have been a few power naps too!|
Denny already posted on Facebook about our trip to Mostar the day after Christmas so I'm just going to say that it was literally, a breath of fresh air! The weather was beautiful and so was the company! And despite a flat tire on the way home, we had a fantastic time and even got the diver to jump off the bridge for us! A couple of the Elders were bound and determined to make it happen and their diligence paid off!
|This was the third flat tire on a car under his stewardship...|
although he wasn't actually driving this time!
|The sun was just a little bright, but no one complained! |
We hadn't seen much sun for the past couple of weeks.
|We were so happy they let us play with them for the day!|
|We still struggle with the whole selfie thing....|