Thursday, December 24, 2009

Merry Christmas!!

Merry Christmas everyone! Well it sure is weird not coming home for Christmas, but just in case you were wondering... it doesn't really feel so much like the holiday season here anyways! It's been sunny and warm everyday the past week or so, so needless to say it's nothing quite like the cold of Christmas at home! Just in case you all were wondering we are going to go to the beach on Christmas day... I guess it is somewhat of a Kiwi tradition... you just go to the beach on Christmas... We aren't going to complain :)

Anyways here are some pics of what we've been doing... nothing too exciting really... we are going to the beach in New Zealand on the 27th through Jan 2nd... so we'll have some more exciting pics soon...

So in order to get in the holiday spirit we made some cookies (sugar cookies, snickerdoodles, and peanut blossoms (I think that's what they're called)). Everything turned out great and we had way too many on our hands (both of the containers behind the plate were stuffed full!). Luckily, we've given a bunch of the cookies away. The ladies at Cassie's work LOVE snickerdoodles... Did you know that snickerdoodles and peanut butter cookies are American cookies? That's your random fact of the day!

Well here is the Christmas tree once again, but this time it's surrounded by packages! I think that they mail man knows we're American after all of the packages from the States arrived! Thanks to everyone who sent us something!

After spending the past year without cell phones, we decided to get ourselves phones for Christmas... the cell phone concept is quite a bit different here (it's all pay as you go). It's amazing how weird it is going back to cell phones after not having them for a while... you just tend to forget it a lot of the time... oh well, I'm sure we'll adjust! Just in case you were wondering these phones are pretty much the lowest technology phones that we've ever had... it pretty much calls and sends texts and that it... but really what else do you really need?

Merry Christmas Everyone!!

1 comment:

  1. YAY!!!! i'm so happy that u made x-mas cookies!! we haven't even gotten to that here yet!!! lots to tell u... excited to talk tm!! LOVE YOU!!!