Wow Christmas is done for another year. Hope you all had a relaxing and fun day. We had a great day that consisted of spending time with friends, talking with family on the phone, opening presents, drinking champagne and eating croissants with new and old friends, baking, baking and more baking and then finally some relaxing, eating, drinking and we also watched Dolly in 9 to 5. It was a great day all round and a big thank you goes to our sweet hosts C&J&R.
my sweet sugar wrapped up and ready to go for a family portrait shoot
C&J looking festive in their cracker hats
And the newest, cutest addition to C&J's household is a lovely kitten, Rio, who here is enjoying a stretch by the heater.
daz and tyler and lots of delicious food
a special cuddle
You can see the rest of our xmas 2006 photos here.
I have two more days at work and then I have six days off - woohoo! Daz and I are heading to the snow with our buddies Tyler and Sachika. We are going to soak in as many rotenburo as possible, we are going to ski/snowboard (daz's very first experience) and we are going to drink and eat and be very merry.
New Year's Day this year (1 Jan 2006)
New Year's Day next year - prediction (1 Jan 2007) - um, without the naked guy. I'll be on the girl's side which I hear is bigger!!!! I'm so excited about visiting Maguse Onsen which is pictured below. It looks amazing.
Public Service Announcement
If you are staying in Japan, please remember to go to the ATM and withdraw wads of cash as ATMs are closed for THREE whole days over the new year - when will Japan jump into the 21st century banking age!! HA!
ps I'm going to try and blog both tomorrow and the next day before our big trip. I just did a quick review of my knits in 2006 and it was a pretty successful and productive year. FULL REVIEW TOMORROW!!!