Monday, December 25, 2006

26 December 2006, A Wonderful Christmas.
I woke up Christmas Day and went to work just like any other day. I mentioned that yesterday afternoon, Christmas Eve, it started snowing, by the time I had gone to bed it was around 3-4 inches. It snowed all night and all the next day. Christmas day was peaceful. There is no other way to describe it. Most offices were shut down to give their soldiers some time off, something that doesn't happen very often. The snow is around 8-9 inches now and is very relaxing. I've captured parts of the day with my camera and am eager to share them with you. Let's get started.

Leaving my room and
seeing the snow on the
tree, it's dark out but
the scene was perfect.

Christmas gators decorated and on view outside the DFAC.

Our Chapel on my
way to the guard tower.

I passed by some Mongolian soldiers who were in the festive spirit building a snowman while another one played Christmas tunes on a homemade flute.

The guard duty went well, as the peaceful scene would indicate.

Me on my way back from guard tower duty.

I found these soldiers taking advantage of a day off and enjoying the snow.


Anonymous said...

The pictures are great, Sgt. Snow is sooo beautiful. It's good to know you and the people there had a very relaxing, peaceful day.

Empress Bee (of the high sea) said...

beautiful! and i am glad i don't have to shovel it. sigh. i think i am too old and too tired for any more holidays this year. those grandchildren wore me out and it's going to take me a while to get back to normal. was i ever normal? sigh.....bee

Sarge Charlie said...

We steam shrimp also, they have a different flavor when steamed as opposed to boiled.

You did not comment of my Christmas Day post, I hope I was not to morbid.

The old sarge

It is great to see the guys being guys, not just soldiers. Wow, a day off........

Stay safe my friend

MrsDub said...

Dearest Dub, I suppose 9" of snow is equivalent to a cold shower (he he) . . . just remember, what happens in Afghanistan, stays in Afghanistan! Be safe and don't forget we have an anniversary next weekend (hint hint). Love you

Sarge Charlie said...

I love reading Mrs Dub's mail, hint hint........ you are in enough trouble, do not forget, hint-hint

Lee Ann aka Dixie said...

What a beautiful site... snow. I am so happy that y'all had a peaceful Christmas. Love the pictures... thanks for sharing.


Anonymous said...

How beautiful! We haven't seen a white Christmas in I don't know how long. It was just cold and rainy here. Merry Christmas and we miss you!