Archive for January, 2009

Thursday, January 22nd, 2009

Christmas in California

After the baptism, we had a couple days before Christmas, but instead it being nice and relaxing, we all ended up being sick. No, not all at the same time, one right after the other. First was Noah, he actually threw up the night after the luncheon before the baptism. We thought it was something […]

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Thursday, January 22nd, 2009

Noah’s Baptism

Being so far away from home, we’ve had to sacrifice some things and delay others, well, we’ve delayed Noah’s baptism long enough.  We wanted him to be surrounded by friends and family on this special day so we waited until we came home to bring him officially into the church.  Thankfully, Mark and Natasha were […]

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Thursday, January 22nd, 2009

Layover in Paradise…

As usual, we like to spend Christmas with our families.  We are fortunate that most of our family lives in Southern California so we’re able to see both sides instead of having to choose one or the other, however, it’s also a curse as we end up driving from one house to the next the […]

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Wednesday, January 21st, 2009

Surfing U.S.A

Samantha has been in Twinkle Jazz dance class for 18month - 3yr olds and her yr end recital was upon us.  We’ve been going to class for 2 terms (and when I say we, I mean “we” because I have to dance with her) and she still wasn’t quite following the teacher.  I was a […]

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Wednesday, January 21st, 2009

Christmas in Australia

Being from Southern California, we should be used to warm Christmases, but 90 degree heat on the day of James’ company children’s party was still unusual.  Citibank had canceled their regular Christmas party but decided to go ahead with the children’s party which was great, but didn’t feel very Christmas-y.  Yes, they had red and […]

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Wednesday, January 21st, 2009

An American Thanksgiving Down Under

So, no, we do not get the Thursday of Thanksgiving off down here… and yes, you’ll be surprised that people would actually ask that question.  So, we celebrated on Saturday, Nov. 29th instead.  As usual, I was a frantic mess trying to cook for 10-12 people all by myself - but that’s the way I […]

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