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A Holiday To Remember

  January 10

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The past few weeks have been jam packed over here and a little bit awesome.

My sweet hubs and I got to spend 4 weeks together with no school and hardly any work or responsibilities.ย 
We decided to stay in Grenada for the Christmas break and save the $2000 it would cost us to fly home. We did it very hesitantly with the thought that the saved money could buffer our slim budget (more on this year’s extreme budget in the coming weeks.)
We sat here in Grenada and watched all our friends fly home. We assured each other that if it was horrible and we missed the good U.S. of A. too much, at least we’d have each other.
But, then a funny thing happened…. We had an unforgettable time.ย 

We also celebrated our 2 year anniversary
And hubby’s parents came to visit us for 9 days!

I think they had a pretty great time, wouldn’t you say?
We also had the amazing experience of a traditional Grenadian Christmas with our landlords, complete with an extensive brunch, dinner, DJ, and conga line. I can’t tell you how many times the hubs and I looked at each other and said, “I can’t believe we are here. I can’t believe this is what we’re doing.” It’s been a bit of a wild ride moving to a developing country, but I’m pretty sure we’ll remember it forever.
Here’s to 2012!
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13 responses to “A Holiday To Remember

  1. Looks like an amazing holiday! I was just thinking about you the other day. We hadn’t heard much from you lately …. so I’m glad to see that everything is awesome! ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Glad you had a nice time during your nontraditional holidays! Those pics tell such a fantastic story!

    I’m looking forward to hearing about your extreme budget measures… and random Q: are there coupons in Grenada??? ๐Ÿ˜‰

  3. So happy to see that you had a wonderful time while you were here! ๐Ÿ™‚ You’ll have to let me know where picture #6 is, the picture that looks like a lake or something! I would like to visit that!

  4. That looks like a perfect Christmas break… ๐Ÿ™‚
    I am glad that you’re back to the blogging because I have missed you (and expect an email shortly!!)
    I love all the pictures and I desperately need a holiday looking at them!

  5. So glad you had a wonderful Christmas holiday.
    However, WE missed you at home and want to
    make sure you are in Louisiana for the holidays 2012!

  6. It looks so gorgeous there! Sounds like you had a great Christmas!

    Thought you might enjoy this. My son was standing write in back of me as I read your blog post. I scrolled up to the top to look at some of those beautiful pictures again and he said “Scroll down…scroll down, I want to see that picture again. Which picture? The palm trees? The rainbow? The beautiful lagoon? No…the cake. He wanted to see the cake.

    By the way, will “This is Wherever Wednesday” be starting up again soon? I’ve got a great post ready and waiting. ๐Ÿ™‚ That, and I don’t want to see that meme die. It’s just too good, even if not many people participate yet. I found a couple bloggers I plan to invite to it when it’s back.

  7. Sometimes not traveling for a holiday is a great idea: you miss your family, but you actually get time to relax. Glad you two had such a nice break together!

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