Saturday, December 24, 2011

Merry Christmas... Again!

This was all of us last night at a dinner the hotel put on for all its guests. There was singing and even Santa showed up. I will post him later... Enjoy!

Merry Christmas!

Well, since we are "stuck" in Manado for Christmas, I managed to find a Christmas tree and a few presents for the kids and Chris! Chris really likes his!! ;) Christmas blessings to all of you! We love and miss you lots!


... 4th or 5th lamb chop and just as many steaks!!! Can we say bottomless pit!!! Merry Christmas Eve!!! :D

A Few Dive Pictures

Here are just a few.... Many more to come! :)

What To Do When Not Diving

We make ear muffs.... :) The kids have learned all sorts of tricks! And you thought we were just lazing around... No, it's an educational vacation! ;)

Friday, December 23, 2011

Kissing Coral

Yes, this is my leg! Boy does it burn! :( My leg hit some coral as I was getting in to the boat after snorkeling today. Ouch!

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Ordering Pizza...

It just kills me that you can't order a personal sized pepperoni pizza at Pizza Hut... Sorry Miss we only have pepperoni in medium.... But you can order a cheese pizza with extra pepperoni! How crazy is that??? LOL :)

Lunch With Friends

Yesterday, a guy who works with Chris, came and picked us up from the hotel and drove us all around the Manado area. He took us to a restaurant by a fresh water lake. the food was good, the music was good and fun was had by all! :)

Flying Jesus

There is this huge statue, of what looks like Jesus flying, in the high hills of Manado. I think it actually is suppose to depict Jesus blessing the city of Manado. If anyone is in doubt, Manado has a huge population of Christians!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Time For A Cut

I guess too much vacation makes you hair grow fast! ;)

Teddy's Friend

This little guy was in Teddy's bathroom bag this morning... I think he would have given me a fright if he was in mine!!

Christmas Carols

Last night Teddy and Gabby joined in and sung Christmas carols with the staff at the hotel. The guy just started playing the music and Ted and Gab just started singing. It's actually a weird feeling singing Christmas songs on a tropical island with no snow! :). I don't think they sang "It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas..." :D

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Only 5 Bucks...

.... A bottle! I found this in a store in Manado. Maybe I will have to splurge and get one for Chris' Christmas stocking. ;). Shhh, don't tell him!

Saturday, December 17, 2011

More Diving

Today we all went out diving. M and T, in their advanced divers course, chose to do photography. So we all got suited up and tried to get a family photo underwater. BUT to my sadness, the currant was way too strong for all of us to stay together. So Chris took this picture of the five of us in the water. (Yes, Mersades is in there... you just have to look for her legs!). We did get some cool underwater pics but they are on another camera. Those will come at a later time. Have a great day! :)

Dinner at the Hotel

Yep, just as the title says.... dinner at the hotel... all six of us! This is for mom... :)

Gavin Passed!!!

Gavin just finished taking his PADI certification test and passed!!! He is now certified to go diving with the rest of the family of divers. Below he is with his scuba instructor, Anwar. Great Job Gavin!!!

Friday, December 16, 2011

Dinner With Gav and Gab

While Chris, Mersades and Teddy were out on a night dive, I took Gavin and Gabs out for dinner. (It only took 3 times to take this picture!) Enjoy, Mom! :)

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Breakfast Fruit

Hair Fruit and Manggese.
Hair fruit taste like green grape. Manggese taste like a green apple.

Lights off... Lights on...

This is the second time in as many days that the lights have gone off while we were at the "Mega Mall"! Good thing we were sitting down eating...

Diving in Manado

Here is just a quick update on our vacation in Manado. Mersades and Teddy are getting their "Advanced Divers" certification. Gavin is getting his PADI certification. Chris is taking the class with Gavin and Gabby and I just finished our "Bubbler" program. So now we are all officially "divers". but as is always the case, I did not get any pictures of me in my gear and since gabby was with me, she didn't get any pictures in her diving gear also. Oh well... next time... ;)

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Where We Are...

I know, not much to see.... Hopefully more pictures to come... ;)

Monday, December 12, 2011

Only In Indonesia....

..... can a person take over the intercom, on an airplane, and make an announcement about a Christmas service, that will take place, in Manado! :)

Sunday, December 11, 2011


Last night on our way out of the restaurant, at the Rimba, we saw these three girls. I asked if I could take their picture... When I was done, I showed the girls the photo. I youngest one just started to giggle and giggle! Too cute!

A First For Me...

I had taken a picture of this sign when we first moved here... almost two years ago.... Yesterday, was the first time I saw why there is a need for this sign! Good thing I had my camera with me!!! :D

Friday, December 2, 2011

Oh Christmas Tree...

Our little beauty. Done decorating in ten minutes. You can't beat that! :)

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Look What I Made!

I whipped these babies up this morning for my card playing friends! Aren't you impressed... mom and dad? ;) Mmm Mmm Good!!!