Merry Christmas

xmas collage

Xmas collage of the photos from our trips around the world this year

 It’s almost the end of December.  Yikes, where did the time go? I feel like Christmas kinda crept up on me this year. It must be because we were in Australia for 3 weeks and it was boiling hot there most of the time.  Even with the Christmas music blasting and Santas everywhere, it’s not the same.  My brain just can not comprehend that we are only weeks away from the holiday season when I am wearing shorts and sandals. Either way, it doesn’t matter because I am back in Canada now and it’s nice and cold outside.  All is well with the world again and I can dive head first into this festive season.

I love Christmas. Who doesn’t right?  Even though we are not Catholics or Christians, we still celebrate Christmas.  There are people who will disagree with me, but to me, Christmas is less about religion and more about family.  As I grew up and moved further and further away, it became harder to find a time where the whole family could be together.  So any occasion when we can do that is precious a time.  Here are a few things I love about being at home for Christmas in no particular order:

  • Dancing in the kitchen with my sisters
  • Cooking with my mom
  • Putting up the Christmas tree
  • Playing Catan
  • Singing karaoke (we are Asians, karaoke is just a fact of life)
  • Dr Who marathons
  • Eating…and then more eating

Here is what you learn about me from that list…I am a big dork.  As if you didn’t know that already. In all seriousness, today on the Eve of Christmas with another year almost gone, I am so thankful that I am able to spend it around the people I love.  I am grateful that we got to see so much of the world this year and meet so many amazing people on the way. 

As you might have noticed, it’s been really quiet here the last few weeks. We decided to go on a hiatus after we got back from Australia.  The holiday seasons should be spent with friends and family, and that’s what we’re doing for the rest of month.  Join us again in the New Year as we share our stories from our travels to Hong Kong, Austria and Australia.  In the mean time, we wish everyone a  happy and healthy holiday season.  Merry Christmas!

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