I’ll Be Home for Christmas

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas down here, with all the lights strung up on the palm trees, but to me it feels like any other day here. My family is hoping to leave Nevis on the 19th of December and arrive home on the 23rd (we will be in NYC from the 19th to the 22nd).

In years when we haven’t travelled during the holidays, a few days before Christmas my family drives an hour north of our farm and my dad chops down a wild spruce tree.  But this year we are going to be tight for time, so after our flight gets into Edmonton around 5 pm, my mom is planning to stop off at Ikea on the way home to pick up a tree.  My brothers and I can’t wait to go home to the cold and snow, even though everyone here think we’re crazy!  A few days ago when I phoned my other grandmother, she said the temperature was very cold with snow, which is just what we want after so much sun and warmth.

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