Without a doubt, the hardest part about military life is leaving your old friends behind. The second hardest part is making new friends when you move. I've been very lucky here at Ft. Meade and have made so many awesome friends. This year, the playgroup (and scrap booking group) I am in, included me in their Secret Santa tradition. During the month of December, you give one gift a week. Then, after Christmas, we all went out to dinner and revealed who we had with an extra special gift.
For dinner we went to Rams Head Tavern in Savage Mill. The food was great and we had so much fun. Our (very patient) waiter took this wonderful picture of us to commemorate the evening.