We spent Christmas eve and Christmas day on the road, travelling to Eastern Europe. It was quite an impromptu trip, as the hubby found out last Friday that his next working day was actually the 2nd of Jan. He came back, asked me "guess when is my next working day?", and suggested we go for a quick family trip. So there was a flurry of packing and planning and we set off on Monday (after making our rounds to give presents to some friends!).
Christmas day was quite the adventure, as there was fog when we crossed over to Czech Republic, and the mercury dipped to almost zero. It had snowed, so everywhere was blanketed in white (before that, we were lamenting that it was not going to be a white Christmas since it was forecasted to be a warmish week in Germany!). I think the fog messed with the GPS, and we got lost for a long while (that warrants a separate post next time). We are just thankful that we did find our way to our apartment, and for journey mercies through the fog and snow. And that we changed our tyres to snow tyres before the trip (even though the forecast had no snow in sight).
And I am grateful for a simple Christmas spent with family. No sumptuous dinner (hubby and I had our favourite curry letup maggie mee, and Junior J ate a sandwich), as the shops were all closed, followed by a simple movie (The Crippled Lamb). So thankful for being able to spend Christmas together, remembering the greatest gift of all!
How was your Christmas? I hope it was a blessed one!
Join us in giving thanks this December! Details and the list of thankful topics are in this post. (If you are writing more than one post in a week, do include the date of your post when you add your linky!)