Beste Moeder en Vader,
Did Lady Godiva find her clothes? Or maybe her horse? I enjoyed our phone visit, but I can always hear the counter clicking away in the study. J. wants me to talk a lot, but I hate to spend so much money on phone calls. Especially since we'll see you in a month!!!
I am enclosing a copy of our flight plan. Hope you can figure it out. I translated a lot, but it still may be confusing. Anyway we'll be there around 10:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 20th.
I'm getting ready for December 5th (Sinter Klaas). We will exchange gifts with J's family. They don't spend much money, tho'. I think they give gifts for about 10 guilders (5 dollars). Tomorrow after I work at school, we'll drive to Amsterdam to shop and eat Mexican food. I'm hungry for tacos again, and J. likes them, too. By the way, he would like to have ham (a big baked one) while we are there. Perhaps you could have it Christmas or New Year's Day. We can't buy meat like that here. Last year he thought it was fantastic to cut big pieces off the bone while he was at my apartment. Anyway, I want him to watch us cook it, too. His mother cooks everything on top of the stove, and he is amazed when I use the oven.
I'll write again later. Hope you had a good Turkey Day.
Linda and J--