Or as British people say, "Happy Christmas!"
To all of our friends and family out there, we love and miss you so much. We wish we could be there with you, or even better, you be here with us!
Christmas isn't nearly as commercial in Scotland as it is in America. In a way, we really miss that festive spirit, anticipation, and shopping madness that begins earlier and earlier (this year we saw Christmas decorations in Wal-Mart in early September!). Being removed from that, and also being without the people we usually spend the holiday's with, has challenged me to concentrate more on the true meaning of Christmas and the real reason for the joy and excitement that comes along with the season.
PS: We leave early in the morning on Boxing Day to pick up my parents from the airport in Edinburgh! I can't wait!