Christmas morning we got up and opened some presents. We had a good time taking pictures, which I had been promising my family that I would post . . . so here are some silly Christmas Morning pictures.
I had told my parents that I could really use an old-school compass to help me navigate around Rome … so my mom got me an old, school-compass. Now I can draw perfect circles!
Dad got a different idea in his head, and he gave us two compasses – the kind that know where north is. :) (I don’t know what’s going on in this picture … but I’m sure Ryan’s making fun of my ability to navigate.)
I know it looks like we’re posing in that picture … except we really did both start reading about stuff in our new books. Pretty sure it was this morning that Ryan picked out Spoleto (look for it in a blog post that’s coming up!)
Some new friends who had already been kind enough to include us in their family by inviting us over to Christmas Eve dinner (and serenaded us with Christmas Carols as we left) surprised us with a final, surprise Christmas treat on Christmas morning. They came by with all the ingredients for Christmas morning monkey bread! It was a complete kit with a ziploc bag with instructions written on it. We baked it, Ryan made coffee, and it was a fantastic Christmas breakfast. It’s really kind of amazing to see how people overseas reach out to each other in the absence of family.