We had a lovely Christmas this year. I was nervous that I’d spend the day depressed and crying due to missing family, but with the internet, all things are possible. We were able to talk to all of our family members, enjoy being with one another, and ponder the birth of our Savior.
Here’s our tree. Gifts in blue for Scott, gifts in red for me.
Every year we buy a unique ornament. This year we found a really unique one at the Budapest Christmas market. The scene has been inserted into a walnut shell. Can you see Mary, Joseph and baby Jesus?
For breakfast, I mixed it up a bit. I made Menemen, a delicious Turkish breakfast consisting of scrambled eggs, bell peppers, tomatoes and onions. With it, we stuck with a tradition from my family- pumpkin bread. Scott loved it!
After Christmas we spent a couple of days with our friends in a small town from here. We didn’t take a single photo, but if we had, it would be us playing Settlers of Catan because that’s what we did all weekend.
We also were thankful for the opportunity to go to Vienna thanks to a Christmas gift! It was a chilly one, thankfully I wore my new, awesome, wool coat with a real fox fur collar! Scott’s Aunt Margie bought me this treasure, and it kept me so warm on the chilly day.
Because of the brisk day, we took every opportunityto dip into restaurants and cafes to try out the local cuisine.
You can’t tell from the photo, but Scott really, really enjoyed his meal. It was gone in the blink of an eye.
We hope that you too had a lovely Christmas this year.