It’s sort of hard to tell by my paparazzi drive-by photo, but the priest decorated his white & gold vestments (the traditional colors of the Christmas season) with a red and green lei. So I guess it’s true. Even priests get leied in Hawaii. But seriously, did you know that Catholic priests say a specific prayer for each garment of clothing worn for Mass? That’d be quite a process! I must say, I’m curious about the special lei prayer.
It was a beautiful Christmas Eve Mass at St. Elizabeth’s parish, the parish we’ve been going to for the last couple of weeks. Every week, the church has a sunday evening mass that we like, and it is usually a packed house. We expected tonight to be no different. In order to avoid clawing for a seat, we planned to get to church around four fifteen for the five o’clock service. Next year we will know we don’t have to leave quite so early …
For the last several years, my mom has made post-mass Christmas Eve dinner super simple: a delicious one-pot chicken tortilla soup. I, however, opted not to make soup since I’m still working on the cabbage soup from earlier this week. But I did stick with the mexican theme and made one of Daniel’s favorites, taco pizza!
A broken crust makes it appear as though a mouse took a little nibble out of the front. Let me remind you that there are a million cats surrounding this hotel. We do not, I repeat, do not have mice.
With a slice of our delicious blonde lime pie for dessert, Daniel settled into watching our favorite Christmas movie, A Christmas Story. Fa-ra-ra-ra-ra-ra-ra-ra-ra! What’s your favorite scene?
With Ralphy and Randy playing in the background, I scurried off to an appointment with Santa in his workshop.
Kidding, of course. I had plenty to wrap, and upon completion, I was ready to stuff Daniel’s stocking. But I had to locate the stocking first.
We’ll see if Daniel has such luck finding it tomorrow morning. I happen to know that Santa likes to hide stockings. 🙂
MERRY CHRISTMAS to all, and to all, a goodnight!