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Our First Holiday Season in Argentina

Although this is our second season in Argentina, this was our first Christmas here since we arrived just after the holidays last year. While I am a warm weather lover for sure, spending the holidays in 100 degree heat is a bit surreal. Considering that we are from New York and Boston, we are certainly […]

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Merry Christmas!!!

So the day is half over and it was another great Christmas, albeit Turkish style. Our kids are so happy and so grateful for every thing Santa has blessed them with. I feel like a kid again just watching it all. I was initially a bit down because since they don’t celebrate Christmas here, the […]

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The coveted care package

It’s Christmas in the Francis household! Not because it’s literally Christmas, but because I just received a coveted care package from my amazing mom. I’ve been eagerly awaiting this package for weeks and I just cannot contain the joy. I’m brought back to my sleep-away camp days where they would call out campers receiving care […]

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Halloween and other bootleg holidays

Bootleg is a word I tend to utilize a lot. As in, our 3 ft tall fake Christmas tree sure is bootleg. Or, that tiny chicken is my bootleg version of a delicious Thanksgiving dinner.  I’m reminded of my bootleggedness (yes, aware it’s not a word) when Halloween arrives and the official holiday season kicks […]

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