Of course, most of the Ama Ghar children are Hindu or Buddhist, so the Christmas celebration for us is about observing a season of peace and goodwill and thanking our many friends around the world for their support. Christmas 2014 was so much fun that Bonnie Auntie forgot to send photos for this blog, so we’re reporting about our Christmas in February – just in time for Valentine’s Day!
This year was special in many other ways, too. Using the oven made by some of our older boys (which is fueled by the briquets we made ourselves) we made a record 180 cookies, 150 cupcakes and a large tray of brownies for Christmas treats. The most fun part of all is decorating those cookies and cupcakes – our decorating system is set up for fun and maximum production capacity.
Thanks to our wonderful Cathy Auntie and Dick Uncle we had small gifts and chocolate Santas and hot chocolate on Christmas morning, which we celebrated while wearing our “Cat in the Hat” hats. We were given these hats several years ago by a visitor, and now they’re a holiday tradition for us!