Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

The 2012 Christmas sugar hangover has set in. Though we were far from our family and friends, being in the right mindset made Christmas awesome.

Dinner with Santa was Saturday night. Even though Connor did not dig THE BIG GUY, it was a pretty cute evening.  A candle lit dinner with live music, a little acrobat show that had WAY too many references to “The Anus” and our first picture with Santa.

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We got to Skype with Dawn and exchange our Christmas gifts real-time.  The highlights were her finally getting to see her new Coach purse from us, the magnet she got for her dad that says “I Fling Poo” (with a money flinging poo – long story….) and the two John Steinbeck books that I got from her.  Plus those books were not new, but recycled books – which if you know me…makes them even cooler.  (Eventually – there will be a whole separate blog post about the recycling here in Korea.)

Big thanks to Aunt Jean for Connor’s Christmas “box-o-goodies” that she sent all the way to Korea.  I wish I would have had a few of those things with me on the plane over here.


All of Shawn’s medics were invited over to our apartment for Christmas Dinner.  We had a full house.  There are many different family circles, including our Army Family.  I hope they enjoyed it.

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Merry Christmas from The Walsh Family all the way from Korea.

We are looking forward to 2013 here in the “Land of the Morning Calm”.  This year for every good thing that happens to us, we will write it down on a piece of paper and put the note into a jar.  We will open the jar and read all of the notes on New Year’s Day 2014.  I can’t think of a better way to be reminded of just how amazing and blessed our life really is than this simple exercise.  I encourage you to do the same.

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One Response to Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

  1. Lolitha says:

    Paula that is a great idea..I think I will do that to but maybe ever time I fall off my healthy eating and working out…I’m hoping the jar won’t get to full. I will also add the good things to. I am so glad you all are settled in and seem family is sooo ready to come back to the states. If you need something from here please feel free to inbox me and I will do my best to ship it. If you get an address there I can fed ex you so inbox me. Take care and know that you all are misses. Your family are in my prayers. Love you all…

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