We have had a wonderful time enjoying the Christmas season in Sweden. Rather than a lot of writing I am making the pictures do the talking.
|"Jultomte" Christmas Elf dolls.|
Common symbol of the Christmas giving
and magic. The price tags are in Swedish Crowns.
169 crowns equals about 26 dollars.
|My two favorite Christmas Elves|
|"Luciadagen" celebration at a local elementary school. The|
Festival of Light is held on December 13, and includes the singing of the famous song "Santa Lucia"
|Tolley, Tolley, Beus, Sargent, Allen posing on the|
streets of GamlaStan (the old city) Elinkowski took
|I found this dangerous Viking Flicka on the streets of|
GamlaStan. She is actually quite friendly after you get to know her.
|Wild monsters Allen, Beus, Sargent and Elinkowski all protecting the dangerous Viking Flicka.|
|We love being with the missionaries. Beus and Elinkowski.|
|Alberto and Gabriel. Two very fine young men|
that we have adopted as our own.
Their mother, Claudia, is
a very good friend of ours.
|Santa Rodrigo even had presents|
for Sister Tolley.
|Sister Tolley found a baby and enjoyed holding|
her. Down deep I think she was pretending to hold
her own granddaughter Jane, whom we have not yet
been able to meet personally.
|We had a puzzle going at our|
apartment for several days. Sisters Merrill
and Allan working on New Years Eve
|Elders Sargent and Allen finished it on New Year's Day.|
Disappointed when we found one piece missing. We
later found the piece.
|A group of missionaries went to the large Swedish Church|
in Gamla Stan for a Luciadagen concert.
|St., Klara Kyrka Stockholm|
|St. Klara Kyrka|
|Pizza before Christmas. Elder Beus was transferred|
to Göteborg just before Christmas.
|Wendy loved this bear in a local mall|
|Swedish national costume. Wendy wants one.|
|New Year's Eve|
|We had 13 young Sister missionaries at our home|
on New Year's Eve. Sisters Clouse, Eriksson,McCollaum,
|Sisters Land and Kalt|
|Land, Kalt, Sjoblom, McCollaum,Clouse,Eriksson, Maxwell|