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Friday, April 30, 2010

Thank you, Egypt!

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.


UnkaDave said...

Nice pictures! You've also discovered the True Principle of parental vacations, if you ever wondered why we abandoned you guys with some regularity.

PaulaJean said...

Amen to what Dad said. Parental vacations are a true principle of marriage.

Nisa said...

Ooh! You can't see it, but I'm green with envy. It's not a very becoming shade for me. ;) What have you done since then with all the rest of those vacation days?

Lindsay Edward said...

Good for you, for leaving the kids at home! Those pictures are fantastic! What a cool place.

Nancy said...

Where are these pictures from? We'd like to go. :)

Also, Happy Anniversary!

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