Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Let's Get Some Christmas Up In Here

Getting into the Christmas spirit in a tropical Buddhist country is difficult. It's hard to think about decking the halls with boughs of holly when it is 90 degrees outside and you are drenched in sweat from a trip to the market. Luckily, we have air conditioning that we can turn down really low and we were able to bring most of our Christmas decorations from the U.S., so at least our apartment is a "Winter Wonderland". It's not perfect, but it helps us deal with being away from our family during the holidays.

Our tree in all it's glory
It goes well with the lights of the city outside
Nothing says "Christmas" like sugar cookie fish, gnomes and horses
Almost too pretty to eat... almost.


  1. Oh, what a cute tree!

    I was trying to talk Jason into turning the a/c waaaaaay down so it would be like winter in here. I don't think he went for it. :(

  2. Awww... Where are the sugar cookie flamingos? Your gnomes don't have anyone to fight with now. That would be just way too funny. Miss you guys. Have a very Merry Christmas and hoping to see you when you come home next.

  3. Katie,
    You know a flamingo cookie cutter would make a great Christmas gift :-) Then I could stage epic battles! Miss you guys too- have a great Christmas!

  4. Lovely cookies! We've bought ours in a tin that looks like a London bus: a little bit of nostalgia to persuade us we're not so far away.

  5. Jenny- it's definitely the little things that help with the homesickness.

  6. Great looking cookies MERRY CHRISTMAS :O)

  7. Thank you Madeline, Merry Christmas to you too!