Saturday, January 12, 2013

Christmas (part 2)

Now for Christmas number three. :) Where do I start. Well, we were supposed to leave on Friday morning. The weather this year has been crazy and it was snowing and there were roads closed, because of it. So we didn't think we would leave on Friday, but the roads opened up and we decided to give it a try. We drove for three hours and then sat on the road for another hour. We got off the freeway to make a pit stop and they shut down the roads again. We decided to go back home. Our friends were surprised to see us so soon. :) We had a Great night and stayed up really late. ;) The next morning we All slept in and the parents went out to eat. :) While they were gone we cleaned up a little and talked. As soon as they got back Dad told us to get in the car. We usually leave Early in the morning but we left at 12:30 pm! Which meant that we would drive all night long. We made it to CA and had dinner with our friends. After dinner they told us about a Christmas light dive-though that we saw on the way to their house. They gave us money to go though it. It was really neat. I think that all towns should have one. ;) 
                                                          This is what you first see. :) 

                                                            My kind of lights. ;)

                                                             Hanging out and talking. ;)

                                                          Cousins and Best friends. ;)

Cousins are Great! I don't know what I would do without my cousins. 

                                                    Playing and Singing on Christmas Eve. :)
                                                                    Second cousins. ;)
                                                          Sunset at the beach. :) 

On the way home. :) Oh, so on the way home Jenel got sick. :( She got it from one of our cousins and then gave it to one of our cousins, who then got his whole family sick. Guess what? Nobody else in our family got it. ;) God was good to us. ;)

                                                 Beautiful sunset on the way home. :)

Hope you guys have a Great week. ;)

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Christmas Four Times (part 1)

Yep you read that right. ;) We had Christmas four times. ;) Naturally I will start with the first one. ;)
Our family always has our family Christmas before we go down to CA for Christmas. ;) (I hope you got that) :) Naturally we do it before we leave. :) This year we did it one week before we left, because that was the only day in our schedule that we could do it on. I make quite a few of the gifts that I give. So I worked late into the night the night before trying to finish Moms gift. (I ended up going to bed and not finishing it. Although I got it done later.)
                                                      Mom and Dad on "Christmas morning". :)

                Nate and I got Christina a USA track jacket. (She has been running a Lot.)
                                                       Jenel excited about getting AAA. ;)
Dad: Oh No! Not more nail polish. Susanna: Yes! Just what I wanted. 
Hannah: I know what were doing today. ;) 

Dad and Mom got us girls bags from the Philippines. They have some just like these from 25 years ago that we still use. ;) I Love mine!! Mine is the top blue one, Hannahs is the yellow one, Mares is the red one, Susannas is the pink one, and Tinas is the bottom blue one. (Jenel bought one for herself.)  
Nate got a lamp made out of a cocanut shell! It's beautiful! 
 On to the next Christmas. :) Our good friends always come to our house for Thanksgiving and Christmas and stay with us. We always miss seeing them at Christmas, because were down in CA. But this year we left later then we usually do, so we got to see them and have a Christmas with them. ;) The night our good friends were coming, we madly cleaned the house and were trying to get ready to leave on Friday. That night I got a call from one of our friends asking me if I would help her out with a wedding project. :) All I would have to do is sew in a strait line. ;) I decided to help her out and I picked up the project while I was out and about that night. I worked on it that night and stayed up late talking with our friends. ;) The next morning I had run out of the string for the project, so I had to wait till our friend could get more. So that afternoon I met the Bride, who I was doing the project for and she gave me more string. ;) On top of all this, I was trying to pack and help mom with packing the car and to top it off, we also had our second Christmas too. ;) Yep, we are crazy. haha :) That's not all... we decided to go bowling that night. :) I almost didn't go because of the project. After bowling, I finished the two strings that the bride had given me and I still had more fabric!! :) I called our friend and told her I could do more. She came over later and gave me more. ;) I ended up doing four banners, 2 white, 2 polka-dot's, and one Long every other one. (There was one already done.) I'm glad that I could help our friend and It was fun. :) It was a Great second Christmas. ;)    

I will now skip to the fourth Christmas. ;) (The third Christmas has a Lot of pictures to go with it. And a Long story too.) :) It happened on Saturday  :) We got back from CA on Thursday and on Sat. we traveled up to our Uncles house for Dad's side of the family's Christmas. :) (Sorry no pictures. We took a camera but never took any pictures.) Our uncle cooked Salmon and rice. :) It was superb. We also had a Lot of deserts.  It was Great to see our cousins and spend time with them.
Hope y'all had a Wonderful CHRISTmas too. :) May God bless y'all in this new year.