Last Saturday night we went to the mall to do some Christmas shopping (sorry kids, but we didn't find anything!) We did get a kick out of this though. Snow blowers!! The mall is amazing with all different stores and restaurants that surround an open area where there is miniature golf and an amphitheater. The snow blowers surrounded the open area and were filling the skies with snow. So fun!!
I love living in a country where special interest groups don't protest nativity scenes. This was an amazing one in the middle of the mall. It is larger than life and everything is made out of dried plants. Also--notice there isn't a baby Jesus. He is never put in the manger until Christmas day.
Here is a close up of one of the kings. He is made entirely of grasses, moss and leaves.
So we weren't the only ones at the mall that night. Parking was crazy and everyone parked wherever they could. The good news for us is we live close enough to walk.
Sunday night we attended the Christmas program at one of the stakes in Guadalajara. This was a first for me. A real live burro on the stage of a stake center!
Everyone always loves being together and when I am around I always kick them out the door. Some how we have not yet been able to help them have a greater sense of urgency to get to work than desire to socialize. (But we are working on it!)
It was a totally fun morning for us. Every month we visit a different zone class (want to be sure what we teach in zone leader council is making its way down:-) and since we had to be in town for a meeting with the stake president in the evening we decided to go early and visit this one. I have heard Elder H's mother reads the blog so . . . just want to say he did a super great job in his teaching. He taught exactly what was supposed to be taught in a very engaging way. He and all the others going home Monday will be missed!