Sunday, December 28, 2008

Christmas 2008

Mele Kalikimaka!!!
Here are some pictures of our fun Christmas this year. As you can see we had quite the crowd over at our place.

Da Boys....can't wait to open their presents!

Robbie....still shy

Esa with her gifts

Ali'i with his pile of gifts...FB nga!:)

Isi with his Nentendo DS....Santa was generous this year....had to redefine being good:)

Sleeping Students

Wake up surprise!!!

We celebrated Christmas Eve dinner over at Mom & Dads....our last dinner at their home on campus. They will be moving to the Temple View Condos next week.

We adopted 9 BYUH Students (Friends of our niece Naomi) who spent the night and Christmas day with us. Abi remembers Christmas as a BYUH student and how excited she was to get off campus and spend time with friends at the homes of families like ours. Out of the 9 students, 8 are spending their first Christmas away from home so we were happy to welcome them into our home for a Pinoy type Christmas meal of BBQ beef, Srimp kabobs, Shrimp pestosa (Joel's recipe), lumpia, fruit salad, and lots of sweets.

We spent the day with Mom and Day and our adopted BYUH daughters playing Wii, DS, singing Karaoke, and of course eating more good food.


S. Lee said...

ok, it sounds like your house was the place where the party was! Sounds like so much fun. You guys are so nice to adopt some students... that's the true meaning of Christmas. We should adopt something like that in our Christmas tradition. It's good to see a picture of all the kids too. Great stuff! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

lael gaviola-rogers said...

Saya naman! Ba't parang yung holiday season nyo naka-revolve around sa food? Laging special mention ha?!! I also enjoyed looking at the kids and their pile of presents. Go Ali'i! Bait din ni Santa, he was lenient this year, si Leyani din eh, daming gifts for being semi-good. LOL.