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    From My Fab Fifties Life

    Location: Rio de Janeiro Brazil

    Christmas is here again. So fast! The years roll by, another one gone. And another opportunity for gratitude is here – time to wish you all a very Merry Christmas.

    For the fourth year in a row we are spending Christmas outside of the USA. For the

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    Our 2018 Christmas Card

    second year in a row, I will not be with my children over the holidays. That is surely my

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    2018 tree

    greatest regret.

    But we will be together in March, when we will celebrate Christmas in March. The date is less significant than the moments together so I look forward to that time.

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    Our 2013 Christmas in Italy

    I have found Christmas outside of the USA is celebrated quit differently.  In the past decade I have celebrated Christmas in Italy, Burkina Faso, Thailand, South Africa and this year in

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    Handing out Candy Canes in Burkina Faso, Christmas 2015


    Most countries focus less on gifts and spending money than we do in the USA. Outside of Europe decorating is minimal.  The holiday revolves around family and church.

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    Thailand tree, 2016

    Each year that we are out of the USA we have found a way to have a tiny tree.  A tiny bit of holiday cheer wherever we are calling home at the moment. This makes me happy.

    Happy and content in this crazy life we are leading.

    Our year has been bursting with joyful experiences and merry adventures. We are

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    South Africa 2017

    completely blessed. And each of you are a significant part of that blessing.

    Thank you. Thank you for the love and support you give us. I hope we give even the tiniest bit back.

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    Merry Christmas!

    Wishing you all peace and joy, time with family, safe travels and warm embraces.

    From Brazil with love,

    Feliz Natal

    Arne and Laureen Lund

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    The Happiest of Holidays to You

    Thanks for a great 2017

    Location: South Africa

    What a remarkable year it’s been. My blog is a labor of love and I want to thank those of you who follow it so religiously. It means so much to me.

    As I wish you a Happy Holiday from me and my family, I also want to let you know the blog will be quiet for the next couple of weeks (except for Reading Wednesday). As we approach the 5th anniversary of My Fab Fifties Life it’s time for me to do a little housekeeping with the blog. I plan to do that in the days ahead leading up to New Years.

    Please don’t forget about us while I do this work.  I’ll be back soon.  You can keep up with our adventures in the meantime through Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest. The links to all of these are on the top of this page.

    In the meantime – be mindful and present this holiday season wherever you are and whoever you are with. Be thankful and joyful for your one fabulous life. I am.

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

    Love Laureen

    PS Our travel schedule for the first half of 2018 is; Sri Lanka, India, Bangladesh, Maldives, Singapore, Guam, Australia, Bali&Lombok, Cross Pacific Cruise and USA.