|New Year's Eve in Belgrade|
Serbia celebrates Christmas on January 7th, so we were able to enjoy two Christmas's. We went to a few Christmas parties where Santa made an appearance. We went to Čaćac January 4th when we were invited to their Christmas party. The surprise of the evening was when EK was handed a Santa suit and ushered into the next room to change. Hmm, another skinny Santa., but he was jolly and the kids loved him. He handed out their gifts and changed back into his other clothes. One of the children Andre recognized him right away, and followed him around for most of the evening while EK tried to convince him that he was NOT Santa.
We had a house full on January 7th when we had our Christmas dinner. Elder King and Elder Sorensen came up from Čaćac and we had the Belgrade district come over for a turkey dinner. It was a repeat performance of our Thanksgiving dinner, and turned out well. Sisters Johnston and Lougee brought "dirt cake" which was a huge hit. Elder Rice brought a pumpkin roll he had made, but would not reveal where the coveted pumpkin came from. There are some things you just can't get here and canned pumpkin is one of them. It was delicious. We had spirited games of dominoes and Phase 10 going on simultaneously.
|Wow, this was the salad!|
We traveled to Sremska Mitrovica on January 8th to attend church and to visit the Ostergaards and members of the Branch. We were pleasantly surprised to find out that we were invited to dinner at
the Vučenović home along with the Ostergaards. It was a dinner worth remembering. The table was set beautifully with flowers and
|A chocolate lover's delight|
|The Vučenović family|
Word of the week: porodica (por od itsa) which means family