Christmas in Kenya

Christmas in Kenya, in some ways, was not so different than it would have been in the US. In some ways, it was a LOT different!

Differences: 1. Eric was requested to play the music for a Kenyan nurse getting married on Christmas Eve day, 3 hrs away. Who gets married on the 24th of December? (I'm sure the same was said of us getting married on New Year's Eve) But he made it home in time for dinner.
2. It was 70 degrees and raining. No White Christmas here (which I'm sure these cows appreciated)
3. No family (but we did skype). :(
Similarities: 1. Candlelight Christmas Eve service
2. Opening gifts!

3. McLaughlin family tradition of cheese and sausage snacks on Christmas Eve.