Sunday, December 29, 2013

Christmas 2013

Hope everyone had a very merry Christmas! I have to say, this was our best one yet. Not only did we get to spend it with our closets' friends, but for the first time in 9 months Frank and I had 3 days off together :] Now that is something to celebrate.
Christmas eve Frank spent the day at a friends playing video games while I spent my day finishing up grocery shopping and cleaning. At the end of the night I took a Christmas cake over with some champagne and we watched White House Down and This is the end. Not a bad Christmas eve. I had hoped that our Christmas cards and our gift from my mom would have come in the mail... still waiting. You'll be getting a Christmas card from us sometime in 2014 apparently : /
Christmas Day we skyped with my family before having our friends over. Thankfully they played along with all my picture taking :]

Frank and Kanto were twinsie's... and not on purpose ha.
 Renata and Mike
 The girls crack me up with their facial expression's.
Azusa and Scott
Ellie took it upon herself to kiss the guys while I was taking pictures. I have about 7 pictures of her spreading the love : ]
Group shot! What would I do without my tripod and self timer!?
Oh Molly... you and your facial expressions : ]
Merry Christmas and Happy New year for all of us in Japan!

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

House tour-Christmas edition

Merry Christmas everyone! Decorating this year felt like it was a never ending process. Since I haven't been able to really decorate in a few years I had lots of fun this go around :]
I was excited to use garland this year, but they didn't have exactly what I was looking for on our base or Zama. I wanted a more loose kind. This was pretty stiff.
I also did get enough ha. I had purchased some from Zama but didn't like it so I returned it and got the one I currently have at our exchange. After doing all those trips I didn't care to go get more. If they have any left after the holiday's in the clearance section I will snatch some up!
Love our new wreath!

Our snowman that we've had since our first Christmas together. Hiding in the corner.

I bought 4 stockings but the selection of stocking holders was pretty lame. I did however, find the ones we already have on amazon. Hopefully soon I will get two more of those for future use.

My elf helper wanted to sat hi haha.

Another "unfinished" piece. The plan for the vase was to put a candle in the middle and then put peppermint candies around it.

 Cookies and wine for Santa!

Molly wanted some attention.

Got this little guy at one of my favorite stores in Vina walk.

The tree!! I'm in love. I am really happy that I went ahead and got this one from Costco. Best fake tree we've ever had! I got the idea for Santa hats and gloves online. And those of course would be fake presents to make the tree look full all month long :]

Our lights.

And that friends is our house decorated for Christmas 2013. Hope you all have a great night!

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

House tour-1 year later

Thanksgiving morning the house was clean waiting to host some friends for dinner. I figured it was a great time to take some new pictures [for my mom] since I finally have my tansu. Sadly the walls are still looking quite bare. Like I've been saying for years... maybe one of these days I will get around to hanging more pictures...
I should also point out, Frank was still deployed, as to why it is exceptionally clean ; } The girls also have a new toy box that we all love!
Hello girls!

I can't get enough of my tansu if you can't tell?!

I am also very much in love with our new table. Frank is equally in love with it which makes me happy :]

I was trying to be creative.. I left the flash on : /

Next up, House tour Christmas addition...

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Miss photogenic

I have endless amounts of pictures on my phone just of Molly and all of the interesting things she does. Ellie just hangs out in the background for the most part ha. Such a funny funny girl : )