Monday, January 2, 2012

'Tis the Season

2011 was a year of firsts and Christmas was no exception.  This was my very first time—ever, in life—not being in New Orleans for Christmas.  Even though it was a bummer not being home with family and friends, I spent this holiday season with plenty of new friends that I’ve met over the past 5 months.

Bruce, who’s grown to be one of my favorite people here in Korea, hosted a Christmas Eve Dinner & Sleepover for the members of our singles group. 

He lives in some random, off the map US military post on the side of a mountain south of Seoul, but it was a perfect location for us because there was no one to complain about how much noise we were making.

There were about 50 people, and we had tons of great food…




One of the highlights of dinner was Haley, who TORE UP this turkey leg…and this was after having already eaten 2 plates of food!   We were all sitting there stuffed, so all we could do was watch it happen…


We also had a Secret Santa gift exchange, and here I am with all of the beauty products from my gift bag…

After the dinner and gift exchange, we danced and had great conversations around the kitchen table. 

The next morning, I had to get up early to head back to Seoul.  I had to make a pot of gumbo for Christmas dinner later that afternoon at my Soror’s house.

Unfortunately, I was so busy that I didn’t take any pictures on Christmas day, but trust me when I tell you we had good food and a good time!

Who knows where I’ll be for Christmas 2012, but Christmas 2011 was certainly one for the history books.

Merry Christmahannukwanzaakuh, everyone!

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