We got 6 boxes of Christmas cheer in the mail today. :)
It makes us so happy. We don't get to shop in malls adorned with trees, garland, and sale ads. We miss seeing the joy on our families faces as they open their perfectly hand picked presents. And that feeling of Santa Claus coming to town is often missed over here. Receiving so much love from our friends and family back home makes it feel a little more real... even if temperatures are only dipping to a frosty 61 degrees.
So this is a big THANK YOU! Christmas is not about gifts for us, don't get me wrong! You could send us a big box of snow (we did get two cans of fake snow-- thanks Momma W and Grandma A!) or hugs and we would be perfectly happy just knowing you took the time to think about us and act on it!
|Our tree went from looking sparsely decorated...|
|To surrounded by love. Thanks, everyone!!|
|We also got to hang our stockings by the |
|We were excited to find a bag from our favorite organization hiding between some presents in a box from Momma Walton. Take the time to learn about the dolphin trade and slaughter in mainland Japan here. It is a crusade near and dear to our hearts... and we would like nothing more for Christmas than to educate you on the subject. :)|