Our countdown to Christmas is going to be a little different from normal this year. We aren't following many of the traditions we have in the past, mainly because we will be out of the country. In exactly 19 days we are getting on a plane and flying to Morocco! We will spend Christmas day riding camels in the Sahara Desert (I can hardly believe it) and will spend the night in nomad tents in the dunes.
I am completely thrilled about this trip, but I do find that giving up a traditional Christmas has been a little harder than I anticipated. We will be eating couscous and drinking mint tea rather than sugar cookies and eggnog. I'd like to come up with a few traditions we can bring along with us, so to speak - do you guys have any suggestions? I've thought about reading the christmas story from the bible while we sit around the fire in the desert. We don't have room to pack any gifts, so that's pretty much out. But the trip itself is a huge gift, and we will be with (some) family (my husband, parents and brother) so really, what more could I ask for.