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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

My Reaction to Going Home for Christmas

Although it is not yet the end of the semester like it is at American universities, my school life is still quite stressful right now as the semester winds down and professors begin to talk of finals (ugh). Add to this a loaded work schedule as I try to make up the hours that will be lost during my two weeks of holiday vacation, and you should be able to see why I am pretty stressed out.

Despite my jam-packed schedule, I really wanted to write one last blog post before I jet off to the US of A on Saturday (!!!). So, after drawing a little inspiration from Unlocking Kiki, I figured I would just let a selection of GIFs do the talking for me.

This will be my reaction...

...when I am on the plane, with the German boyfriend next to me, and we are about to land in Chicago.

...when I am riding in the car, seeing all of the amazing Christmas lights on the American houses.

...when Marco and I talk in German in public and nobody can understand us.

...when I open my presents on Christmas morning (instead of the silly German way of doing it Christmas Eve).

...when my mom takes the ham out of the oven for Christmas dinner (and sweet potatoes and apple pie and the list goes on).

...heck, every time I eat breakfast, lunch, and dinner for the entire 2 weeks I'm at home.

...when Marco and I hit up the mall the day after Christmas.

...and every time we go grocery shopping.

...(but most importantly) when I get to spend everyday with my family and friends.

And in case you do not hear from me before then...

and Happy New Year!


  1. Haha, I love gifs! Nicely done - good luck with all your finals and I hope you have a safe and wonderful time at home!

  2. Hey Courtney: Have a great time.
    If you can find some time come visit us! (p.s.-Back when I used to go to auctions, there used to be a couple that would only speak German to each other so no one would know their strategy. I really enjoyed knowing their strategy! At times it helped.)

  3. Merry Christmas! Have a fantastic time back home!

  4. Thanks! And I love gifs too. So much better than boring static images...

  5. I really hope we can make a Florida/Mississippi tour soon! (p.s. that's funny, and not a bad strategy!)

  6. Have a wonderful time at home! Eat plenty of sweet potatoes for me, lawd I missed them so much at Thanksgiving, haha! Good luck with finals!

  7. I will eat enough sweet potatoes covered in marshmallows for all the expats everywhere!!!


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