It was really cool to share our love of the Christmas season with our flatmates from Indonesia, and their friend who was visiting!
Since the Christmas ornaments we had received as gifts last year are all in a box across the ocean, we decided to go for a few simple ones to represent our time in London. And, thanks to two of my grandmothers, we had more to add after Christmas!
I was definitely very excited to share the stocking tradition with our flatmates - and it's even not THAT normal for Boricua, because in his home growing up they filled shoeboxes full of grass, meant to be eaten by the camels of the Three Wise Men on Three King's Day. In return, they leave gifts!
Boricua getting ready for us to watch stories of Christ's birth. This year I really liked watching the Youtube videos made as part of the #12DaysofSocial project our church did - they are such strong reminders of our Savior's love. Still though, the best for me is that peaceful joy from reading the accounts of His birth in the New Testament, together with family.
A's first Christmas!
After Boricua's first day back to work, we decided to take a trip to Hogwarts.
I must say, starting another term at LSE does feel like returning to a very distinct reality, and sometimes I feel as if my studies make it as if we need long-distance communication (enter Hedgwig)!
We are so in love with light on these dark winter days.
This is Friedrich, whom we found after hunting in MANY Christmas markets in Germany's Black Forest for just the right one. Ironically, we found him in the airport right before we got on the plane to return to England.