Getting ready for the Christmas season

Saturday, November 30th, 2002
Amy and Wendy took communion for the first time this month.  What a joy, as a parent, to participate in such a holy event with our daughters.

Many of you may remember, about 6 years ago, our Christmas card picture showed Amy as an angel, Wendy as Mary, and cousin Steven as Joseph, in a manger setting.  We were honored this year when our friend, Pastor Frank Riley, asked if they could use that picture in a local newspaper ad to let the public know of their church's Christmas schedule.  It has been one of our favorite pictures.  (You can see the original in the "Christmas Card Section of our web site)

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Away in a manger...

Our LEGO team had a busy month.  They appeared on the front page of our local newspaper, and participated in a scrimmage at CSUN.  Kathy, Emily, and Kelly attended, as well, to cheer the team on.

Our drama group gathered together to begin practicing for our annual Christmas show.  This year our director bravely chose a Christmas musical.  Many of us were quite surprised at the talent these young children have!

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Wendy & Amy, serving at the Angel breakfast

Thanksgiving was spent with Eric's family.  On Thanksgiving Day, we gathered at our home, and the following day at Eric's sister's home.  It was great to see all of our family and extended family.

Busy playing with LEGOs

Saturday, November 30th, 2002
Our robotics team, the LEGO Mountaineers, has been quite busy this month.  I am having a blast mentoring the girls.  They were featured on the front page of the local paper, and participated in a scrimmage at CSUN.
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Turkey Day

Thursday, November 28th, 2002
We hosted Thanksgiving at our house this year, and had my family in.
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Here I am, demonstrating how not to carve a turkey.

Kicking off the Advent Season

Friday, November 22nd, 2002
The day after Thanksgiving, we attended an Advent celebration at our church where we made a beautiful Advent wreath to take home.

The Mack family would like to wish you a
Blessed Holiday Season and a Happy New Year!  
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Grace to You!   Eric, Kathy, Wendy, Amy, Emily & Kelly