I took this picture at the Bahrain airport in early November. It was only one small bit of the Winter Bonanza that was really a lot of Christmas Madness. Without Thanksgiving to celebrate, they were not afrait to get their Holiday decorations up and start the Christmas shopping early. I couldn't believe how decked out the airport was, given it resided in an Islamic nation.
Last week, I volunteered at the Embassy Children's Christmas Party. I hosted the gift buying table while Aaron took Philip around to hear stories and meet Santa Claus.
We concluded by going caroling at the Ambassador's House. After the children sang several songs, she invited everyone in for a big photo op with the kids.