As excited I was for the Christmas holidays I was just as ready for the decorations to be packed away nicely in the garage and a new year to begin. I enjoy the freshness a new year brings. Another 365 days filled with new adventures, new opportunities and new memories to be made. The ironic part is that our January is beginning to look a lot like Christmas. Not with decorations and definitely no snow but being an ocean away things take longer to arrive. For example, I visited our PO Box the other day and it was jammed full of Christmas cards and letters. Now I must admit I don’t care when in the year these show up I sure enjoy seeing the fun photos and reading the letters. (Thanks to all my blog friends that sent one our way).
We also had a team arrive from the USA this week to join us in our mission endeavors. Along with the team came a myriad of belated Christmas presents. A friend of ours also sent us 100 beanie babies to use in our ministry activities. When my kids spotted the 2 suitcases full of these furry little friends they definitely thought Christmas was here once again and that Santa had been real generous. As the ooo’s and ahh’s spewed from their mouths while rummaging through the animals, I reminded them that these were for the boys and girls that don’t have toys. Inevitably they each ended up with one to call their own.
I will continue to enjoy the cards that arrive while partaking of the yummy treats sent our way that cannot be purchased here. And all my Alias questions will finally be answered along with Michael Vaughns true identity revealed in the final season we just received!
So why the picture of slippers? Well for one I couldn’t find the photo of me and Jennifer Gardner and two, I couldn’t find ‘summer’ Christmas PJ’s for the kids this year but I did find these fun slippers. Aren’t they cute? I just love slippers…I would wear them all day long if I could! (See Karen, I clearly haven’t had a pedicure in a long time either!)