Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Christmas Holiday's

Well this is the first Christmas that we have spent in Cairo.  We have been living here for three years but usually we are traveling during the holiday.  This year we decided that we would stay home and enjoy our first Christmas in Egypt.  It was sooooo much fun!  On Christmas day we got up early and read the Christmas story and then opened our presents!  What a great time that was....Norris got me the best gifts ever! 

Notice all the great food that he got me in my stocking!  Ranch Doritos, Nilla Wafers and Hershey Kisses!!!  YUMMY!  Plus he got me an awesome Thai Street Food cookbook.  I can't wait to try out some of the recipes!  I wish my aunt Doy would come out and help me with the recipes!  Also he got me this book called "Simple Solutions".  It has all kinds of different ideas to do with house hold items.  Things I would never think about and how to save money!  I can't wait to try some of them out!  My favorite gift is as always the teddy bears!  Norris has gotten me a teddy bear every year we have been married and this year he got one for our sweet little baby!  I can't wait to cuddle our baby next to it!  

  I got Norris this large Beanbag.  He has been wanting one for a while and he loves it!  So far he has slept in it 2 nights.  He says he is getting prepared to take naps with the baby!!!!  Also I got him the Apple TV but now we have to figure out how we are going to use it in Egypt!  I guess I did not do quite enough research before I got it but Norris says we can make it work!!!

After we opened our gifts we needed to start our baking for the next day!  We had a Day after Christmas, Christmas Movie Marathon with our friends.  So I tired my hand at making homemade bread.....
Not to bad...I just had to wait for it to rise...........
UMMMM that is right Complete failure!!!!!!!
Attempt Number 2:
When I talked to my grandma she said she will show me how to make homemade bread this summer!!!!!  I definitely can use the tips!  After I finished the bread I got to try my hand at making a 23 pound turkey....First attempt was much better than the bread!!!

Our Turkey leftover sandwiches were great!  Thanks Norris for lifting it for me every hour for 5 hours so I could baste it!!!!!! 

Food and presents are always a nice part of Christmas but it is not the reason we celebrate....Our God is why we celebrate and we thank him daily for the friends and family that he has put into our lives here in Cairo!  

We thank you for our friends and family and we thank you for the greatest gift of all!!!!!!  You are an amazing God and we love you for all the joys and blessings you give us.....


  1. Merry Christmas to YOU!!! love your Egypt posts!

  2. are you wearing your 'my baby brings out the belly in me' shirt in this last pic!! YES!!
    Love Amber

  3. Yes I am Amber!!!! I love it!!!! Merry Christmas to you both!