A World without walls
everyday life while homeschooling overseas
Christmas Day is here! One of the few days of the year that I don't really know what to do with myself...Ha! We had a VERY early morning (5am), finished opening presents by like 6:30, then spent the rest of the day wandering about and playing with all our new toys! I'm still a little in shock over what Devin got me this year:
Pretty sweet, eh? Is that Super Mario Bros., you ask? Yes. Yes it is. I opened up a DVD player as my 'big gift', thinking that that was good since our old one has sort of kicked the bucket (even thought Josh sort of got it going again)...then he pulled out the 'other part': A giant tv! THEN we had some friends giving away their Wii with all of the games! So, in one fell swoop, we ended up with an entirely new entertainment system! We've had a good time playing video games off and on throughout the day. It's a good thing, too, because as we gave Peter his 'big' gift this morning, he opened up his super cool big Lego box to find ONLY the instructions!! What???!?!? Who would send a giant Lego set without ANY Legos inside???!? I was TICKED. Peter was so sad! I immediately sat down and wrote an email to Amazon. Amazingly, an hour later, the responded saying they were terribly sorry, and that they were giving us a full refund and offering free overnight shipping on a replacement order! Neat! Within another hour, the refund was there. I was SO impressed. Yes, Peter keeps saying it was his 'worstest' Christmas ever, but I was grateful for some real customer service that actually had the customer in mind. I am a die-hard fan of Amazon.
So, overall, it was a lovely day. The kids stayed in their pajamas all day. I almost did. Lots of laziness. We're now enjoying watching a movie on our new tv. I can't wait to go to sleep.
Who Am I?
As a Stay At Home Mom of 4 wonderful children, I have the amazing opportunity not only to home school them, but to do so in many different places! I am married to the most amazingly wonderful (and handsome) man in the whole world! Together, we seek out, every day, that Joy in the Journey that makes life exciting!
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