I've had nearly 6 weeks of friends, family, and food to enjoy here in the states and there's more to come this week for Christmas! So much fun. I can't believe we head back to Australia on Sunday night. (I refuse to think of our 18 hour straight through flight to Singapore, couple of hours layover, and then an eight hour flight to Sydney. I want a smile on my face for the holidays and that just makes me feel bah, humbug.) So what has made my spirits bright this Christmas season? Here's my 12 Days of Christmas for you...
On the 12th day of Christmas my true love gave to me:
12 Parents and siblings (mom, dad, Karl & Becky, Eric & Karen, mom, dad, Darin & Chris, Matt & Dianne
11 Presents I'm getting from Phil for Christmas...yippee!
10 frequent guests of the Lankford home and the best friends ever (Jared & Kristi with Josh & Ethan; Rob & Faith with Grace & Jacob, Gregg & Ashley)
9 Nieces and nephews (Kyle, Jack, Jake, Sammy, Jordan, Hannah, Josh, Zach, & Alexandra)
8 Hundred hours of being with Sox (not really sure of the hours but I needed something for 8)
7 slices of pizza from Brother's (again, not sure of the number of slices but needed something)
6 Sundays at Langhorne Terrace Ministries (our church)
5 Friends called the DAGS (Diana, Robin, Joan, Kelly, and Mary)
4 Trips to Chick-Fil-A
3 Lunches At Panera
2 Christmas parties (our annual Sunday School party, and a CGCA Class of '91 mini-reunion)
and 1 Thanksgiving spent in Tipp City, Ohio.
Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. New Year's Eve will find us back in Sydney on our balcony taking in the firework show over the Harbour Bridge. Now that is something to look forward to...
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