One of the perks of working at a U.S. Embassy is double holidays. As Brandon is a federal employee, he gets work off on all of my favorite days. Like President's Day. And Veteran's Day. All of the days that furniture stores enjoy having sales for.
But not only does he not have work on those days, he also gets all of the Egyptian holidays off, of which there are several. My favorite month is November, as Brandon has five of the twenty-two work days off, including a three-day stretch just following Veteran's day and the week preceding Thanksgiving.
This past week we celebrated Sinai Liberation Day (ha). As that revered national holiday coincided with the week of our anniversary, Brandon and I abandoned the children to a friend in the ward for the night and went to go explore our own hometown. Following are some of my favorite pictures. What the pictures don't capture, however, is the joy of leaving all three of my sweet children to be someone else's headache for just a little while.