What a difference a year makes! Last year, I attended a Christmas party with my Connect Group ladies after only a month of living in Switzerland. At the time, I was still living in my temporary apartment, which feels like a lifetime ago! This year, I hosted the party at my apartment.
In the past year, a few of the women have moved away…and a few more have joined us. The friendships have become more special to me, the time together sweeter, and the laughter more intense. They are a wonderful group of ladies from all over the world who have made Switzerland home, and I am so grateful they are in my life.
It was a little ambitious to host a Christmas party on a Monday night after going out of town for the weekend and working all day, but it was a really fun! Our fearless leader helped with the food preparation, and we kept it simple. Everything turned out lovely, and as usual, my heart was full as I enjoyed the sound of laughter among the guests. We even had a fun surprise guest! One of the girls who moved back to the UK in the spring was in town for work and was able to join us!
Besides dinner and dessert, we had a very lively gift exchange! Let’s just say that my gift was stolen three or four times!