Sunday, January 31, 2010

Finally Blogging Christmas!

We had a fabulous Christmas!!



We went to the Christmas Festival at the Okinawa Zoo. They advertised "snow" so we had to go!! They had a small section on the lawn where they made snow for the kids to play in. They also made little igloos. The machine they had making the "snow" was really a giant snow cone maker that would grind squares of ice and blow it out of a large tube. Hey, the kids didn't know the difference.









With the setting of the sun came the light show. This was truly a Japanese Experience. There was a medley of Christmas songs (in Japanese) and other random songs (like Michael Jackson's Thriller) playing while beams of lights made shapes in the fog. Occasionally there would be fire explosions and fireworks. We loved it!! The song in the video is the end of, "I saw Mommy kissing Santa Claus"


video

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Family Came to See Us!!!

We had a wonderful October with the visit of Bill, Chelsea, and Ryan followed by the visit from Joy, Rich and Ariel. We loved being able to share Okinawa with them but what we loved the most was that they were here with us. We could hug and kiss them not just hear their voices on the phone :)

The Aquarium

Fukushen Gardens

Halloween

Lunch in the Jungle


Okinawa World!!