This will be the first time in my life I will celebrate Christmas away from my family. Spiritually they are with me, for the last couple days they have all been in my thoughts. I celebrated Christmas Friday afternoon. Peace Corps brought my mail which included four packages, 3 letters, and one singing vibrating shaking booty elf card. I had a friend come visit for a couple days so we made pumpkin pie spiced French toast, JELLO chocolate pudding with ice I had bought and then topped it off with apple pie flavored gum courtesy of my sister. It was great my sister sent a box of Christmas presents that were wrapped so I naturally needed a tree to put them under. So I ran out to my garden and brought in a small Macadamia nut tree I am growing and it was a nice addition.
|Me, My christmas tree and my Big brother|
I also was sent a picture of my brother and I from before I left. I figure someone from my family needed to experience Christmas in Africa. My friend Yahya also was there to watch and learn about what Christmas is.
|Yahay and I around my Christmas tree. |
(I am wearing a shirt my sister sent me to let her know I got it)
Christmas is not easy here in The Gambia, it can wear you out
|My goat with new collar in the goat house|
|My goat with the new collar|