Welp it turned out not to be so bad after all. I was expecting a sad and lonely Christmas this year, as it was the first time I hadn’t been home with my family, but after I got over the initial nostalgia of it all, I had a nice time. Video chatting definitely helps, too. We (Mom, Mami, Kaisei, Grant and I) got in our yearly reading of ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas” on Christmas Eve, and then had a great dinner with Erica and Grant. We watched Christmasy movies and just had a really nice time. Christmas morning I was able to chat with my brother who is currently out of the country, and my mom watched us open presents via video chat. Christmas night we were invited to a friends place for dinner, where we met some new people and played some gripping rounds of catch phrase- a great game! (We won 😛 )
Thanks to all for making us feel loved on this absentee Christmas!
We’re now down in the Woodlands (near Houston) visiting Grant’s Aunt Emmy and Uncle Gary and their crazy dog, Auggie. Hot tubs and fires and good food and family. Yay!
River walk at the Woodlands