Merry Christmas (from last year!)

Merry Christmas! Merry Christmas with pictures that were meant to be sent out last year… I had the best intentions of sending out a New Year card then a Chinese New Year Card, then maybe just a card, and well, there never was a card! These are a few of the family pictures we took during our trip to India last Christmas. Oh, it was such a fabulous trip! We started in Bombay meeting up with old friends which was so special. Then the magic started happening once we got to Rajasthan. These first two pics were taken on Christmas Eve in Udaipur.

A trip to Rajasthan wouldn’t be complete without a little safari action. We actually saw a snow leopard on this excursion. It was wicked cool! The animal just sat perched up there on his rock, chillin’. It was quite a sight. And typical of an India excursion, we stopped for chai and biscuits.

Another magical moment to be had in Rajasthan is staying in an old havelli. This havelli was ancient–very rustic too, but it was a very cool experience.

Finally, our trip was completed in Jodhpur’s Red Fort where we zip lined across the canyons. It was a phenomenal experience, one that won’t be forgotten!

Our family is very blessed. Kevin and I have somehow created this life full of travel. It’s exciting and fun, and we all have a really good time together. Now, today we start our three week vacation for winter break. We’ll be spending our time in Thailand–with my sister and her family!! We can hardly wait! It’s going to be so fun to share our special Thai times with our family members!

Merry Merry Christmas from the Krembs!

Freuen Family Pic

SiblingsFrom left to right: Julie, Adrian, Annie, Mary, and Nicholas

All my pics from the summer out at Spirit Lake are drawing to an end. These ones, with all my brothers and sisters plus folks, are pretty special. It’s not that often that all the Freuen kids get together; the last time we were all reunited was at Nicholas and Amy’s wedding in Hawaii of December, 2009. We’re all over the world: I’m in Hong Kong, Julie’s in Spokane, Adrian is in Seattle, Mary Margaret is in Shanghai, and Nicholas is in Spokane. Getting together is always a highlight–and definitely a raucous occasion! I love you guys! Enjoy your remaining summer days, and I’m so happy you were able to all join us out at Spirit Lake this summer.

Stay tuned for tomorrow’s post: the last of the Cabin Candids of Summer 2014.
MomnDadJoining us in this picture are Mom and Dad, Pat and Joanie.

MomnDadwithKidsAnd Mom and Dad are not complete without little Trouser!