Christmas

Walls Family Farm

Being abroad for five years, one of the things I missed the most was the seasons changing in the fall. Since this is Felipe's first whole holiday season in America, we took full advantage! Over Thanksgiving weekend, we made the trek to Terrell with family to the Walls Family Farm for some Christmas cheer. We've been an artificial tree household my whole life so this was a new experience for us all. It was well worth the trip for Felipe to chop his first tree. Thanks to my sister Haley for snapping the shots of Felipe and I!

Felipe was chomping at the bit to chop a tree down but he was a champ and made it through our little photo shoot first for me.

Post-tree chopping was a quite the experience too! Newly chopped trees were put on a de-piner to jiggle out the excess needles then thrown through a black hole to cover the tree in a net. Our little guy got stuck under a larger tree and almost went home with someone else!

School | Christmas Around The World

So my friend Janis, who was my roommate in England last year, is teaching first grade in...Rockwalll (I think). She sent me an email last weekend because her school is doing a unit on Christmas around the world and being that I am literally, around the world, asked my class to help out. I put together this video, although with the internet speed, it might actually be Christmas by the time it gets there!