A family home evening with my Aunt Tookie and Gentry cousins has been a tradition for as long as I can remember. When the Gentry FHE came around us kids all knew that Christmas was so super close!!! It just added so much to the happiness and excitement of the season. It still does.
Aunt Tookie welcoming everyone.
Pam reciting the Christmas story from Luke 2. She memorized it a few years ago on a challenge from Aunt Tookie and she has been reciting it from memory every year since then.
Mama Doris doing her traditional reading of Twas the Night Before Christmas.
One of the things that I love most about these FHEs is the music. First there was a special quartet of Gena, Gayle, Glynis, and Sydney singing Silent Night.
Then we moved on to the fun songs. Dallin and Mandy even went up to the front to lead us in singing Jingle Bells! They were awesome.
The best part of the evening is the traditional Twelve Days of Christmas contest. Everyone is divided into groups of 3 or 4 people and given one of the twelve days to represent in singing the song. We got “Five Gold Rings”.
Nathan was freaking AWESOME. At the end of the song EVERYONE agreed hands down that we ‘won’, all because of him. I had several people come up to me afterward saying that they had no idea that Nathan was so outgoing and vocally gifted. Seriously, he was great.
It was a wonderful evening. We were so glad to be there because we have had to miss it for the last few years. We sure have a fantastic family!