As you read this, we're miles away from cell service, internet connection, and that shopping traffic!

We're spending Christmas together on a Texas beach facing the Gulf of Mexico. We are fortunate to have each other together during a simple celebration of Jesus' birthday.

We'll be back in touch soon, when we upload blogs that couldn't be uploaded thanks to the isolation.

Merry Christmas!

Mark, Kelly, Trevor, Lauren, Ethan, Anya, Meila, Henry & Simon

**For those inquiring minds that wonder: How did you post this if you're so far away? The van. We drove into town to get some supplies before returning to the bus.