Christmas 2015

John pointed out that this is the ninth Christmas in the Foreign Service – we’ve celebrated in Washington, D.C., Cuidad Juarez, Tel Aviv, Islamabad, and now, Guadalajara. We got off work early on Christmas Eve (and amazingly, no emergencies kept me at the office!), so we went to see the new “Star Wars” movie – fun! We opened presents on Christmas morning – for two people who don’t really do much for Christmas, we sure had a lot of packages to open!

I was happy to see my two annual favorites – chocolate-covered cherries and the new Audubon calendar (I use them to jot down what I do everyday and have them dating back to the mid-90s). John gave me a sloth wall calendar that will go in my office – so cute, and it reminds me of our wonderful time spent in Costa Rica way back when!

After presents, we watched “Love Actually,” a great Christmas morning tradition. Later in the day, we went to a friend’s house for an informal lunch, and have been enjoying the long weekend, talking with lots of family and friends.

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