Monday, December 29, 2014

Christmas in America

This was the first time in 5 years that I was home for Christmas!  Christmas in Estonia is great, but being home is even better. 
 When we came the weather was beautiful which meant for some awesome time in the pool. 

 Our baby has enjoyed watching Frozen songs from a TV.  Usually she gets to see them on an i-pod.  Music is the same, visual effect very different.

 I found some old Star Trek ornaments in the  basement to add some Christmas cheer!

 Our tradition has always been to have a nice breakfast for Christmas.

 It was great to have Jeff and Jeff here for Christmas.  Other than us, they were the only ones here for Christmas.  We had a great time playing farkle.  We wish them best of luck on their move to New York.  Closer to us in Estonia, but still not sure when we'll get to visit.  

 Of course one of the best parts about being home for Christmas is the crazy food and candy.  This is a Reese's Peanut Butter cup package, that is 453 grams and only 2 cups!

 I went to the US embassy Christmas party a few weeks back and they had egg nog, it was amazing!  It had been so long I totally forgot about it.  So it has been nice enjoying it some more.

 The day after Christmas (which is still part of Christmas for our Estonian friends) we went snowmobiling to Smiley Creek Lodge.  For lunch I had a double bacon cheese burger and a strawberry milkshake.  If life ever takes a wrong turn and I find myself on death row ordering a final meal I think I will order a double bacon cheesburger with a strawberry milkshake.  It doesn't get any better than that.

 This was my attempt at making a selfie with a normal camera. It can be tricky without that reverse screen.

Beautiful country in Idaho.  You'll notice the two feet of powder up here in the mountains.  Down in Twin Falls there is also quite a bit of snow.  On Christmas morning we woke up to snow! A Christmas miracle!


  1. Hey Matthew!! It was great to see you the other day in Twin, can't believe its been over 10 years, best wishes for you and your little family for the New Year!

    Casey Tindall

  2. Hi Casey, it was great to see you too! Good to see you are doing well.