This is our first year to be away from family during Christmas and the holiday season. And while it is very difficult not to be with our loved ones on this day, we are extremely blessed to have each other and to be able to travel to different parts of God's beautiful world while living in Spain. Right now we are celebrating the Lord's birth in Rome, Italy! After Rome we will be heading north to Florence, then we will kick off the New Year of 2014 in Venice before flying out of Milan. We wish all of you a very Merry Christmas from Europe!
(And thanks to my friend and fellow co-worker Anna Larson for the festive photo shoot around the busy center of Madrid!)