Thursday, December 31, 2009

A Winter Wonderland!

Yesterday morning, Santa Claus, Mrs. Claus and their kids, New York New York, Einstein and Spike came up from Sapporo city to ski with us in Niseko. They've visited us many times and we were thrilled to ski with them again. They'll be going to PIC Guam next week to see the Cramer's!
Me, Molasses & Mrs. Claus
Welcome to Niseko, Mimi! We love you!!
For Mimi & the Goodwin's first night in Niseko, we went to the onsen and then to Senchou 2! The hotatekayki (scallop) with butter was great!
We then had the Hokkaido hairy crab - yummy!
It snowed all night and some kids made mini snowmans on the banister.
This morning started the last day of 2009 and the slopes were crowded with tons of snow!
The bunny slope's long line....
Mimi went to her first snowboard class at NBS!
Tina & me. We've traveled to Hong Kong, Palau and now Japan together!!
Mimi learning how to balance on the board.
She was in the adult class and did very well!
Hawkeye invented an adventure scavenger game for the kids. These three ladies came back first after hitting all 5 check points! Strong work, Trixie, Annie Banani & Mint Chip!
The guys team returned over an hour later and ended up taking the bus from Hanazono back to Hirafu to finish the game.
Winds up to 60km closed all the top lifts. Only the hirafu gondola and Ace Quad 4 were open.
Molasses stepping on Snuffy's back.
Mint Chip found a new place to sleep...inside the futon closet!
Tonight, we had a nice home-cooked meal while the guys conferred about the SWAT names.
Que Sera busy cooking the hokke, asparagus & mushroom!
Scooby & Greenpants comparing their "six packs"
Mimi made her famous s'mores for us!
Preparing the room for the SWAT meeting.
Que Sera, Bomber, Trixie & me hanging out in the tatami room after dinner.
GQ & Mimi..
What a great way to spend the last day of 2009! Tonight.... the SWAT party!

No comments: