Sunday, December 18, 2011

White Christmas

It looks like we might have a white Christmas around here after all. James and I opened our door this morning to find about four inches of snow on the ground and beautiful snowflakes falling from the sky. The snow makes everything so much more festive!

That said, we are actually praying that it doesn't snow tomorrow morning because we are leaving on the 6:30 a.m. bus to Tokyo. I am taking the GRE (yikes!) tomorrow, then Disneyland (yay!) the next day, and finally the temple (enter appropriate exclamation here!) on Wednesday. I'm not sure about the GRE, but Disneyland and the temple seem like the perfect way to start off our Christmas week. 

This week was another exciting and busy one. Highlights included watching the First Presidency Christmas Devotional, Christmas lessons with our classes, homemade Mexican food with some friends, dinner with the missionaries, watching Christmas movies, and a trip to Costco. As always, here are a few pictures we snapped along the way:

Costco was about three hours away, but it was definitely worth the trip, just for this pizza. There were a few differences between Japanese Costco and American Costco (like an entire aisle devoted to ramen, clean trash cans, etc.), but they still had huge shopping carts and free samples, so we were happy.

Lunch. Yum.

English Club activity of the week.

This is the most loyal English Club student I have. She is amazing. This was her first time making a gingerbread house, and when I told her that we don't usually eat them, she was horrified at my wasteful habits. She insisted that we eat the house, and she wouldn't let me put anything on it that she didn't think was "oishii."

This zoo is actually the Primary room. The kids have decided to participate in our Christmas party Nativity program. They are letting me play the piano for the program, so I got to snap a few pictures of today's rehearsal.

I'll try and take some video of the actual performance for next week. I'm pretty sure it's going to be hilarious. 
Love to all of our family and friends. Have a wonderful Christmas week! 

1 comment:

  1. A wonderful Christmas to you both, I am sure it will be one you will always remember. No snow in Utah yet but it is cold. Had a fun day with Collin and Ethan yesterday while Rachel and John got to have a break. Love those boys! And Elina is lovely. Thanks for keeping us posted on your adventures.