Last Friday, Fort Bliss hosted a holiday festival complete with a visit from Santa. It was definitely something different that we were happy to attend. The German Helping Hands group here baked tables and tables full of cakes, pies and cookies, selling them by the take-out box full. Hot chocolate and bratwurst were also consumed happily. While we froze a little (it was a planned outdoor event before the temperature dropped 20 degrees), seeing Santa and his elves helped evoke the Christmas spirit in the boys. It's definitely been a different year for us. We're still unpacking boxes, while also trying to set up Christmas decorations. This was the first Santa visit, but won't be the last!
Oh, Zander - thank you for making this photo a classic!