Matt's winter vacation starts early (one of the perks of working for an international school that celebrates Christmas), so he'll be flying home next Saturday, December 21 in time to spend Christmas with his family.
Angel has to stick around and finish giving her final exams this month, but she'll be flying home on December 31.
We'll both be in the Chicago area until late January, and then we'll be in the DC area until we leave to go back to China on February 5.
Although our time home this winter will be a bit longer than our time home last summer, it will still be quite hectic. Angel finishes her master's classes and must submit her final portfolio on January 25. Matt will be taking tests for his Apple certification for his job in January. We appreciate your pr-yers for those things and for making good decisions about how to balance the work we need to get done with enjoying our time at home.
We'll be changing our cell phone numbers again once we get to the US and purchase SIM cards, so don't use our numbers from last year. Instead, the best way to reach us is through email or Facebook. Hope to see many of you soon!