As promised I have more for you from the Kent Family Holidays.
Miles has participated in a tradition in Oroville for the last 5 years or so. He actually does two traditions that are similar but being in KY at the time of the first (Thanksgiving) he could only do the second this year. That is he helps at the Community Christmas Dinner open to anyone who wants a great turkey dinner Christmas eve, with all the fixings, I might add. It is especially for the less fortunate but anyone many for all economic levels attend. I even witnessed a few folks from the fortunate aisle give the Rescue Mission Pastor (the host of the event) financial donations and sit alongside people several levels down the financial scale as them. Since I drove Miles to the event I decided to hang out and I ended up being a "seater"; like a waiter or maître d. Miles served pies as is his tradition. Below is an article about the event...the photographer snapped my picture while I was talking with the pastor and another volunteer.
Christmas Eve....Below is a picture of the whole family, with grandma and grandpa, in front of the tree...there are so many of us it's hard to see the tree.
Amelia found Miles' knit poncho from his Mexico Missions trip from last year in a box while the kids switched rooms around. Believe it or not they changed three rooms with a ton of junk around moving the corresponding kids with them.
Olivia got her first haircut...OK, her second...she cut her own hair back when she was 2. Below is the before..
And here is the ater....
A Cynthia tradition is to make banana pancakes. She makes some of the tastiest pancakes ever.
You may notice her hair is straight. She does that every once in awhile too. This was her look for church today.
Mami and Cynthia model the little kids' Christmas robes.
OK, I am not finished yet but I submit these as part of the narrative of our winter time together.
While all the fun is going on we have been working on getting the bookings for this coming spring and summer and beyond.
We had a couple of inquiries for TV this past year but nothing panned out on them and we had an inquiry to work 6 weeks for a zoo in San Diego but that too didn't pan out. We shall see what 2013 has to hold. I can tell you it would be hard pressed to make 2012 look any worse than it has been, business-wise. But with the help of God, family and friends, we made it through, didn't we?
More to come.....