The flurry of the holidays has simmered back down into the regular routine of life. Our third year being away from home from the holidays. We always miss our families and friends during this time even more acutely than usual.
Our first year away we stayed in Japan for the holidays. It was Karl’s and my first Christmas as a married couple. We made lots of cookies, sat under our kotatsu, and watched all the Christmas classics.
Our second year away, we celebrated the holiday season in India. That was an incredible experience I will not soon forget.
Our third year away, we had company. And not just any company-one of my younger sisters made the journey to Japan to visit us during our holiday vacation. We were delighted to share our Japanese life with her.
Also-I got a really cute holiday manicure. Just for fun.