Archives for December 2009

Lil’ Christmas Dinner Party with Friends

On Sunday Jane, Phil, Debbie, and Poppy joined us for the evening. It had been a while since we’d seen our Ven friends. Life gets so busy all of a sudden. It was great fun to catch up with them.

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This is Leo's new puppy, Poppy.

This is Leo\’s new puppy, Poppy.

Debbie's glowing!

Debbie\’s glowing!

And Phil's savin' some chocolate for later!

And Phil\’s savin\’ some chocolate for later!

The kids were fully satiated with sugar!

The kids were fully satiated with sugar!

Winter Formal in Beijing

We had a very fun time on Saturday night. ISB hosted its winter party at the Intercontinental down at the Olympic Park. We were quite late–getting ready and then getting lost! But once we arrived the party was in full swing.

Here we are in front of our tree.

Here we are in front of our tree.

Luckily we had a fun cab ride despite getting lost!

Luckily we had a fun cab ride despite getting lost!

Self portraits don't always work...This is me and Lisa--a newbie like me, Vincent's teacher, and a good friend.

Self portraits don't always work...This is me and Lisa--a newbie like me, Vincent's teacher, and a good friend.

Here's Kath--another newbie, Vincent's teacher, and good friend.

Here's Kath--another newbie, Vincent's teacher, and good friend.

Here's Sarah--she's such a sweetie (and she's a techie like me, so we have a lot of fun;).

Here's Sarah--she's such a sweetie (and she's a techie like me, so we have a lot of fun;).


Here we are with our director, Tom Hawkins.

Here we are with our director, Tom Hawkins.



Now, then next two shots are a bit goofy, but then again all parties tend to get a little wild. Many of you know about my special talent: the one where I can touch my nose with my tongue. Well…..so can Sarah!
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I’ve never met anyone else who can do this, so imagine our surprise when we found someone else who also can touch there tongue with their nose: Lisa!
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Decorating the Tree 09

Last Saturday morning, November 28, we woke up and decorated the tree. I had asked if Sally and Cork would prefer if we did this task before they got there, but luckily they wanted to join in the fun. Part of decorating the tree requires wearing a special hat!

Elfie Gigi

Elf Gigi


Elfo Vincenzo

Elfo Vincenzo


Elfo Kevito always has the tough job of putting up the lights.

Elfo Kevito always has the tough job of putting up the lights.


Even Elfette Ranita got into it.

Even Elfette Ranita got into it.


Elfo Corkito

Elfo Corkito


And the most enthusiastic elf of all, Elfie Sally.

And the most enthusiastic elf of all, Elfie Sally.

We got a car!

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Gigi Received the Dragon Award!

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There’s an Elf in Beijing TOO!

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