Off to meet Santa in the Arctic Circle

Mia's first time trying to make a snow angel!

Mia’s first time trying to make a snow angel!

It’s been a little while again since my last post…. and now the craziest year of our lives is almost coming to an end!  We finally had a nice snowfall today which was enough for Mia and her friends to play in after school today.  We had so much fun running around laughing and throwing snowballs!  We had zero snow in Florida, so it was an exciting afternoon for us!

We did make it to Florida a few weeks ago.  The strike did not happen and we were very happy to go home even if it was only for a few days.  We felt right at “home” as soon as we saw this Mickey in the photo below at the airport in Orlando.  Mia had so much fun visiting her school that she attended for 3 years in Florida and it was nice to spend some time with our family. Mia and her dog Audrey were so happy to be reunited!  She has been talking about Audrey since we moved.  They were just like two peas in a pod again!

Mia and her BFF Audrey, reunited in Florida!

Mia and her BFF Audrey, reunited in Florida!

Mickey and Mia at the airport in Orlando!

Mickey and Mia at the airport in Orlando!

Mia also had her first piano concert at school this week.  I think we were more nervous than her.  She went right on stage and played her song with such confidence.  We were so proud!

Mia playing the piano at her first piano concert.

Mia playing the piano at her first piano concert.

Our next stop is to visit with Santa Claus in Rovaniemi, Finland!  We leave very early in the morning and we are super excited to meet the real Santa in the Arctic Circle. Mia has her letter to Santa all ready to give to him. We are also looking forward to being in Lapland and to hopefully experience a dog sled ride with huskies!

Here is a link to where we will meet Santa Claus:

http://joulukka.com/en/the-secret-of-joulukka/

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