Monday, December 26, 2011

Christmas in Japan

The best part about having Christmas in Japan is that we are usually done opening presents here while our families in the states are celebrating their Christmas Eve.  So we can rub it in a little that Santa likes us better because he visits us first.  We are definitely counting down to Christmas 2014 - In 2014 we will be with family (10 Christmases without our families is a long time).
Charlotte's Christmas wishes consisted of a "binky" baby (baby with pacifier), pink wig (pictures to come) and a fairy wand.

I decided that Tennyson wanted a baby to bath with, a teddy bear and a Japanese toilet seat.  In these pictures she is growling at her Teddy Bear after she noticed it under the tree.  They of course became fast friends.

Grahm wished for Lego Pirates of the Caribbean Wii game, Ninja clothes, and Harry Potter wand.

Jayce requested a Chemistry set, Lego Harry Potter DSI game (the second one), and Star Wars Lego Ship.

Jason was blessed to receive the Doctor Drill-n-Fill, now he can practice whenever he wants.  Santa also brought some clothes and a glass fishing buoy.
Santa brought me a rice cooker, a baby carrier and the coolest picture of my kiddos (I will share later).

I loved having the chance to go to church on Christmas Day, it is to bad that our church does not offer Christmas services every year.  It helped me feel like the day was about more than Santa.  I am so grateful for the birth of our Savior and His life and example.

Merry Christmas!

1 comment:

Jen said...

Looks like you still managed to have a really fun Christmas with the family. We've gotten so used to spending our Christmas' with just each other that it was kind of weird to spend Christmas Eve with Mike's family this year.