We listened to the Real Christmas Story under warm, dim lighting; wore silly festive hats and wacky faces during our own mini holiday photo shoot; found out which of us were natural born actors during an amazing and deceptive board game; filled the home with timeless Christmas carols; ate minced meat pies (which by the way don’t involve meat); played this equally awesome and confusing card game called “hand and foot”; discussed favorite Disney princesses at nearly one in the morning; exchanged cute gifts by a humble tree; and dined on a proper Christmas breakfast together.*
This Christmas was one of the best I’ve had in a long time.
Even though I barely listened to any Christmas jingles, didn’t even have one piece of tinsel hanging on bedroom wall, and wore a short-sleeved shirt instead of an ugly Christmas sweater, it still felt like Christmas.
It felt like Christmas when I was surrounded by laughter.
It felt like Christmas when I was welcomed in.
It felt like Christmas when I was embraced by love in each of the shared special moments listed above.
Thank you to all of my loved ones in Thailand, you made this Christmas something very merry and bright!