I'm ok with it because I know there are countless American family Christmases ahead and this is our last Austrian Christmas. While quiet and not billowing with family folk and noise, they are nice in their own right. Also, I am skyped into my family's gift opening bonanza on Christmas morn..and well, that's just like being there, right? (Molly, move the computer 3 inches to the left so I can see what Mom got!)
Earlier this month, I turned 32 and my friends threw me the nicest surprise birthday brunch!
We had a baking exchange with the ladies with a fab selection of calories.
Graz is decked in the usual
And we have had lots of eating, drinking and being merry.
Still, it would be nice to be with these folks as well:
and this crew:
(my fam all smiles at Thanksgiving...they are surely hiding the pain of our absence)
Merry Christmas to all wherever you may be celebrating!