Sunday, December 17, 2006

It's Christmas time

Christmas is in the air, even here in Iraq. Our dining facility has had Christmas decorations up for weeks, and we've actually had a run of cold weather over the last few days, which makes it feel like winter (kinda). As we all know, Christmas just isn't Christmas without a tree. Well, evergreens aren't very common out in the desert, so any plans of putting up a tree to celebrate the holiday season rests on family and friends back home. Fortunately for me, my girlfriend Nicki's family has come through and delivered a little slice of holiday goodness to my roommate and I. The Blazek's sent a box of holiday snacks and goodies, highlighted by the pre-light Christmas tree they thoughtfully included. I wanted to put this post together as a thank-you to the Blazek's for their kindness. Here is the tree, in all it's splendor.

Close up of the tree. Gorgeous, no?

The tree is just so festive - it really sets off the room!


Nicki Picky said...

Aw, it's cute!! I see the remote I bought you too...I like you're sheets...they are funny. Love ya!

Nicki Picky said...

Thanks for the flag and certificate for Christmas that was flown over Anaconda. We opened it last night at our house for Christmas. Our whole family was there and we enjoyed all of them. We missed you!! We noticed you like salted nut roles from your blog post Nicki showed us.

We finally found your beef jerky you like...Jack Links. We will be sending you some after the holidays.

We wish you a Merry Christmas and a happy new year. We hope to see you in March when you get home.

-Jim and Darlene