Merry Christmas


St. Rose of Lima in Hastings.

Christmas in Hastings 2018

We spent Christmas Eve and the morning on Christmas Day in Hastings, the seat of Barry County. The Barrry County Courthouse is on the backdrop of the nativity in the feature photo. The life-size nativity was donated to Hastings by Bronner’s Christmas Wonderland.

We combined both Christmas traditions: Czech with American. On Christmas Eve, we enjoyed the traditional fish and potato salad dinner, preceded by mushroom soup.

Our skillful chefs were Jake and Maranda.Angel Girl singing “Let it go”. A new generation of toys

The children’s choir at St. Rose of Lima lifted the spirit and touched the heart when they sang “The Little Drummer Boy.”

Back at the house, Jake and Ludek delivered a Christmas performance. Jake played Christmas music and carols on the saxophone. We also sang “Nesem Vam Noviny” translated as “We’re bringing you the good news.”

Both Santa and “Jezisek” were generous and creative.

In the morning, we had a festive Christmas brunch: quiche, potato scallops and ham.

Czech traditional desserts-baskets and vanilla crescents, topped of the feast.

Thanks to our hosts, Jake and Maranda. We are all blessed with our families.

Happy holidays.

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