Saturday, December 26, 2009

A Very Merry Christmas Week!

I've been a bit behind with updating our week's activities as we've been very busy! Last Monday for our Bible Study, we had our annual Christmas party with the white elephant gift exchange. Here, Esther is showing off the revolving Jesus lamp to Nikki.
Others in the group watching the presents being opened. On Wed night, we went over to the Staal's as Patty's sister's family was visiting from Colorado. Mint Chip has also returned from Boulder for her sophomore college break.
We enjoyed an incredible Peruvian/Mexican dinner. Here's Patty, sister Peggy, Mark and Mili.
On Thursday, we hosted a Christmas eve dinner at our home with turkey and all the trimmings.
We set both the dining room and patio tables.
Nikki, Jackie & me.
Bruce, Jake, Russ, Todd & Yosh
Santa Shelby greeting Todd & Shimiko before we started the white elephant gift exchange.
Santa Shelby making her rounds.
Nikki stole the chick pea curry set...
Shey picking out a gift.
Amber deciding on the red & white striped box.
Bruce and the girls " Emily, Melody, Amy & Natalie".
On Christmas morning, we opened up our stockings and Shelby found some treats from Santa!
After skyping with Misaki in Guam and seeing his priceless reaction about him coming on the trip with us to Niseko, we went over to Bobbi's for her annual party where Santa was distributing gifts to all the kids.

A view from Bobbi's home
Nikki and Moesha, who is now 7 months. He's an adorable Vietnamese/American mix.
We saw Roberta at the party! She's doing great in CA attending school!
After Bobbi's, we went up the road to the Wiseman's for their Christmas dinner party. They have a beautiful home with amazing views of Managaha and the west Garapan district.
Faythe is smiling as she arranges her dining room table with all the food.
Marilyn is a Christmas baby so we sang happy birthday to her.
Happy Birthday, Marilyn!
The Wiseman's has two King Charles spaniels. This one snored so loudly that Russ thought that something was in the cupboards.
Rags was a cutie and loved to be petted.
We hope all of you had a very Merry Christmas!!

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