- Which of the holidays that you celebrate, do you feel is the most important?
Two come to mind. The first, Easter, is a traditional holiday that is important to me because I am Catholic, and we celebrate Christ's sacrifice for us on Easter. The second is a holiday that we observe. Remembrance Day is important because we honour those who have served, and who have sacrificed their lives for our freedom.
- Which holiday do you most enjoy?
I enjoy Christmas. It's a wonderful celebration. Putting up the tree and decorating it, shopping for and wrapping presents, attending Mass, getting together with family, giving gifts and watching others open them, enjoying good food together.
- Is there one holiday that your family tries to get together every year? If so, which one?
My family and I used to live in the same general area, so we would get together for all the major holidays. This summer my husband and I moved to Munich, so it will be just the two of us celebrating together for the next three years.
- Share one special memory from a past holiday.
A few years ago I bought my husband the comic book "Avengers #1" for Christmas. He is a huge comic book reader and collector. I will never forget the expression on his face once he opened up the gift and realized what is was. He was very touched, and I was so happy to be able to surprise him.
- Name one holiday coming up, that you're really looking forward to, and why.
I'm looking forward to Christmas this year. It will be our first Christmas in Germany, and I'm looking forward to experiencing many of the German and Bavarian Christmas traditions. We plan on visiting the Christkindlmarkt at Marienplatz as well as some of the other Christmas markets in Munich. We hope to try some Glühwein (hot spiced wine) and experience some of the traditional German Advent and Christmas celebrations.