Mom and dad made the difficult decision to head back to their home in Arizona after three months here in Saudi, and so we had to rearrange our plans of having Thanksgiving and Christmas together. Instead, we decided to throw them a Thankschristmagiving event at our house. Sean, Katherine and Augie came down, and we decorated the house, ate a whole turkey and had all the fixings. Not as good as the real thing, but it sure felt nice to have 2/3 of us together.
Mom and dad decided that, since they didn't have a Christmas present yet for Sojo, they would give her some of their Saudi money. The plan was that she could use it for Legos since that was what they were planning on giving her. If you could have seen her face when she saw the cash--it was priceless and quite possibly the coolest gift she has ever received. Totally gobsmacked.
Not even how can we compete with that!