Here's a little peek into our Christmas in pictures. Only three month into our new life here, all in all, it was a really sweet celebration for us this year. We had lunch with friends on Christmas Eve, and then made it to the candlelight service at the international fellowship that evening. Christmas Day was wonderfully low-key with no fixed plans and a few calls home to talk with family.
It was not without a few hiccups though. I glanced at my phone around 2am on Christmas morning, because Asher had a fever that night and sleep was a bit restless. My sister texted to let me know that my Dad, who's hardly been sick a day in his life, passed out at Christmas Eve dinner. They had to take him to the hospital in an ambulance, the Christmas Eve dinner still warm on the table and the gifts for my nieces unopened under the tree. It's always hard to be away at Christmas, but reading messages like that is not the moment when you particularly want to be oceans away.
Thankfully, it was the flu and dehydration, not something worse. Hopefully, he'll be on the mend quickly. (We love you, PopPop!)
The lighter news is, the kids slept later than usual and Asher's fever disappeared when he saw the presents under the tree. The favorite gifts this year were a big box of Legos for Jude, a Lightening McQueen remote control car for Silas and a little train set for Asher.
Here's a glimpse into the fun: