It's always Asian food (Chinese take-out, sushi, etc.) because......wait for it............
The Wise Men came from the EAST! This year we enjoyed a fusion of different ethnically Asian food. Our friends brought some sushi and seaweed salad. We also had wontons, egg rolls, shrimp with vegetables stir fry, fried rice, and Korean beansprouts. We drank sake and Tsingtao.
|And the kids get to eat with chopsticks, which is entertainment in itself.|
They stage the production between dinner and dessert:
|Taking a final bow|
Epiphany just happens to also be Saraa's birthday! We celebrated her birthday with a tasty breakfast and presents in the morning. But, her "cake" which was a chocolate chip cookie trifle, we enjoyed by candlelight that night.
Then, although the night is getting late, we always watch The Fourth Wiseman. If you've never seen this movie, I really encourage you to make this gem part of your movie library. We watch it every year. And every year without fail, I cry.
Before the evening is over, we give our gifts to Jesus. For the Gombojavs this means that each of us writes on a piece of paper what we will endeavor to give to Jesus this year. We put in a special stocking that is "Jesus' stocking." Next Christmas we'll take the papers out and evaluate whether or not we were true to our intentions.
A blessed Epiphany to you--throughout the whole year!