The holidays during both months were refreshing and relaxing times for our whole family, though work continued on our new house throughout. Towards the end of November, we invited a new missionary couple (the Hulls) that is working in another part of the country to celebrate Thanksgiving with us. On the American holiday, Bro. Hull and I visited yet another missionary couple that is about a three-hour drive from us. Then the next day, we enjoyed a filling meal with some other expatriate friends who live in Abuja. Our Christmas was made extra-special by the generous gift from one of our church families to stay in a luxury hotel in town for four nights [family pictured there]. This is our second time to spend Christmas in such a way, and our kids thrilled when they heard we could go again.