Christmas in Bali

This was our Christmas last year…. half way through a year of traveling around the world. A reminder that keeping it simple sometimes can really make it the best Christmas ever.

And They're Off. . .

Every year I say, this was the best Christmas ever. It is hard not to get caught up in your kids’ joy and the spirit of the holidays. So I have to say, I was a little worried about this year.

Before we even left home, we knew that Christmas half-way around the world might be the point where homesickness really kicked in for us. We had also not had the benefit of the lead up celebration countdown of Halloween and Thanksgiving to give us some sort of holiday barometer. They really don’t celebrate Halloween in New Zealand and Thanksgiving, although we were together, was spent bouncing on a bus through coastal Australia.

So when we stepped out into the airport into Sydney on our way to Bali and met Santa handing out presents we all said out loud how amazed we were that it was almost Christmas.

Silently, I…

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