Reminiscing on last Christmas!

It's so easy to get caught up in all the hype of Christmas and just swipe that credit card every which way, Christmas sometimes can feel like a  flat out consumer frenzy.

Our little tree which looks pretty much the same this year.
Around this time each year I like to take a time out and reflect on Christmas's gone by, moments that stand out, and what we did to celebrate. So I thought I'd share with you.

Last Christmas was a big Christmas for Charlie Brown and I, it was the first Christmas we would spend without our family while living in a foreign country. So we had to make sure it was extra special because it was going to be just the two of us. And also because both our families make Christmas so special it was going to be hard to do anything that would compare.

Two of my favorite gifts from last year were this lovely hand made card from Charlie Brown, and this
 hand-made calendar which helped my count down the days from Christmas to our holiday to Thailand and Vietnam (he came up with the idea himself and I just think it's so sweet and thoughtful. Above each day was a Hershey's kiss)

Christmas in Korea is a little different to Christmas in the "West", I guess the holiday side of it isn't so big, so almost all of the shops were open. We took a bus up to Seoul early in the morning, enjoyed a big breakfast together at "the all american dinner" in Itaewon, before leisurly looking arround shops and buing a few odds and ends.
Charlie Brown enjoying a "healthy" breakfast. I opted for something more traditional, bacon and eggs.
In the evening we checked into a fancy hotel that we had splurged on, and met up with two friends of ours (also a couple). We got dressed and ready and jumped into a cab which took us to the most divine resautrant were we paid an exorbitant amount of money for 7 delicious but tiny servings of dinner!

After dinner we caught a taxi and went for a ride around the city looking at all the Christmas lights.

Although Charlie Brown and I had a great time, and it was special because we got to spend it together, I think very little compares to a Christmas spent with family and friends and old traditions.

1 comment:

  1. And another one coming up without Krys. But hopefully the last ! We will miss you - especially with having the family from the States and all around SA but only 3 months and you are home.