Friday, January 1, 2010

Home for Christmas


It's been 6 years since I've been home for Christmas so it's great to be back in the USA this year! There's something special about being home for Christmas. Over the years my husband and I have gone to Bali, Australia, Malaysia or just stayed in Korea, but I've realized that being with family is what makes Christmas so special.

That and my mom's fudge.

You were probably worried I dropped off the planet these past two weeks. No I haven't. Just busy with family and having a blast catching up on everyone's lives. Plus, the US really knows how to party over the holidays. Between the decorations, food, shopping craze, Christmas programs, it's amazing.

But on top of all of this, my husband and I bought a house last summer and we moved all of our stuff from storage into it. Yes, our very own house. Wow!!!! Very exclamation worthy. So we've been unpacking and painting and buying and fast fooding it.

It's been a crazy two weeks.

We have one more week left until we head back to Korea and that will be hard to leave family again. And speaking of time ticking, make sure you enter my holiday contest. Google Docs is organizing all of your entries so beautifully. Love Google Docs!

So what have you been up to this holiday season? Any crazy in law stories or Santa sightings?

12 comments:

Tamika: said...

Christina, thanks fpr stopping by my place! Glad to hear you have had a wonderful holiday season. It does make the heart warm to be with family. Six years is a long time, I'm glad God allowed you this special time.

Nora MacFarlane said...

I'm so glad you were able to spend the holidays here, and congratulations on the new house. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you!

MG Higgins said...

How wonderful that you got to spend Christmas with family. And a new house!! May 2010 bring you even more happiness.

Jen and Steven said...

Yay for being home for Christmas and double yay for a new house all your own! Hope you had a happy New Year's day. :)

Bish Denham said...

Oh I'm so happy for you that you got to be home for Christmas and that you bought a house.

Safe journey back to Korea, and may you return HOME soon.

TerryLynnJohnson said...

mmmmm, Mom's fudge...
Glad you had a wonderful holiday.

Lilfix said...

Glad you got home for the holidays! Mom's always make the best fudge...


Sounds like 2009 ended and 2010 is starting off on the right foot for you...Hugs...

Sharon Mayhew said...

Christina--I'm glad you were able to go home for the holidays and that you had a good time. We went to our families homes in Arkansas. It was fairly uneventful, other than my swollen feet from the 12 hour drive. Everyone had a job and a home, so it was less stressful than in past years.

Have a safe trip. I hope 2010 brings you great things.

Angela said...

Oh, Congratulations on the new house. So happy you were with family for the holidays!

Happy 2010!

Vijaya said...

Six years?!!! I'm so glad you got to be home for Christmas ... and you bought a house, too!!! Let 2010 be everything you need and want it to be.

TerryLynnJohnson said...

Horay for going home for Christmas! Come check out my book giveaway contest.

Jennifer Shirk said...

Congrats on the new house! Mmmm...your mom's fudge sounds travel worthy to me! I had a great holiday, too!
Happy New Year!