holiday season 2013, check

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This first Christmas season as both a full-time teacher and a mom was a whirlwind. At times exhausting, occasionally overwhelming , but surely memorable, as I now get to enjoy the holidays with Coralie both at home and at work.  We chose to stick it out on island over our break, as Yann of course had to work, but I think we both truly needed the time doing as much of nothing as possible after the busy few weeks proceeding the end of term.   First up was the school’s Stop-N-Shop event, which included sewing projects and lots of craft work with the Elementary children to make for sale.

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Next was this year’s Century House Montessori School’s Seasonal Presentation, which is always a ton of work and rehearsals, but the outcome is more than worth. Coralie braved the stage with a very sweet duet, that she blatantly stole in rehearsal, that’s my girl!

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Finally, we made it to thru the end of term, with time to spare for all our projects at home – tree, cards, gifts, etc.  Oh, and of course letter to Santa.

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Christmas day itself was an amazing day spent visiting with friends over on Peter Island, after a morning of present opening and last minute baking.  Peter Island never ceases to amaze, just a short ferry ride away from the hubbub on Tortola, to this…

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I have now fully embraced the English tradition of Boxing Day, continuing the Christmas celebration to the 26th.  For me it means after all the chaos leading up to and on the 25th itself, I can safely rely on Boxing Day saved as a day for nothing.  This year was true bliss   – C very happily playing all day with new toys, while I kept myself occupied with a ‘Millionaire Matchmaker’ marathon, only surfacing at the end of day to meet up with friends for parktime and fireworks.

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