Conspicuously absent this year:
Christmas Cards (a few arrived in January)
Santa Claus (he's talked about, and sung about, but we didn't see him)
shopping at the mall
Boxing Day sales
Showing up this year for the first time in our lives:
Spaghetti as the traditional Christmas dinner
Boxing Day at the beach
Boxing Day dip in the Ocean (not tough in the tropics)
Christmas Bazzars held in the stores!
and showing up as usual:
Christmas Carolers (us!)
Well wishes from everyone.
Christmas Pageants and Nativity scenes by the kids... (we'll post some pictures later)
A wonderful Christmas Spirit
I will start with a few pictures. I don't have a lot of time to write comments about each of them this morning, so I will post the pictures and add comments as time and inspiration allow. Check back every day or two, and I will try to add more detail, and perhaps more pictures to this post as I am able.
BTW, it tasted like chicken!