I interrupt my posts about Nepal to bring you some very special memories from today. I also posted more about Nepal today so if you didn’t see it it’s after this post. So as I said last night my mother and brother arrived and I couldn’t be happier. Christmas finally came to the UAE and we all celebrated this morning.
My grandma sent my favorite sweet rolls with my mom so we were able to savor every one. This is how you feel before eating one of my grandma’s sweet rolls:
Man does my brother crack me up! Too funny. We then had some really great moments – first we opened a card my grandma made for everyone to sign – really touching. It was really hard being away for Christmas and it meant so much to read from all my family back home:
Then some really great ornaments from my godparents:
We even got so many gifts from Scott’s family as well. We have so many people who care and love for us even though we are so far away.
This day really helped with the homesickness and made me feel so close to everyone. We ended the morning with some humor from Aunt Nancy – a singing card complete with part of a pine tree and fake snow!
A couple hours later my mother’s lost bag was finally delivered to the apartment! She was so relieved as anyone who knows my mother can imagine!We were then off to the desert to show my mom and brother the sand dunes.
While we were exploring the sand dunes a bunch of cars drove towards us and started dune bashing – we had a real show. Thankfully none of the cars tipped over, it looked like they were having a blast!