Thursday, December 29, 2011

they've just settled down...

...for a long winter's nap...

We had a great Christmas this year, with two wonderful girls from Japan. This was our first time hosting during the Holidays and although it was a different experience for us, we all enjoyed it. We were sure to make a few drives around town looking at the busiest Christmas displays we could find, the four girls decorated gingerbread houses and hung stockings, we played countless games of UNO and Mario, and we ate more food than should be allowed. Christmas day was spent at my parents' place and the students had fun helping with the turkey and gravy, doing puzzles, and laughing at Poppa (who looks quite a bit like Santa himself!) Here we are in front of my parents' tree...
I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas too... and I'll see you next year!

5 comments:

Julie said...

Hi Kimberly,
Happy New Year!! How wonderful to host students from another country. How long do they stay with you?
I am so glad you want to swap!! Shall we say 5 snowman things up to around 20.00---mostly handmade stuff!! Let me know whatcha think. We could mail by January 6...??
YAY!!! Something to look forward to in the blues of January.
hugs,
Julie

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Oh what a wonderful Holiday you had! How kind of you to open your home and hearts to the girls. They will never forget. and that kitten, ohhhh, so sweet!

Cat Nap Inn Primitives said...

wow I didn't know you were hosting again..but they were in great hands with you guys and bet they had just as much fun as you did..love the picture of hubby and london..that looks just like me and Stewie..happy new year!!!:)

Anonymous said...

What a sweet picture. The relaxation, the cuteness,the contentment on the face, the knowledge of being loved by someone special,and just being still and not having to play at a moments notice. What a life! Oh, and the cat looks cute ,too.
Mom

Brooke said...

London Fog is SO INCREDIBLY cute. Is that a cat nap? ;-)

I think it is really sweet that your family hosted during the holidays. I'm certain those girls will forever remember their experience here, and what a special time to catch a glimpse of culture and tradition. You certainly are setting an admirable example for your own kids about what hospitality looks like!

Happy new year to you!!!