Thursday, 1 January 2009

Christmas Time, Terrorists, Family, and Another Year Gone By

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Our christmas presents courtesy of Pita and Tasi. We all had grand plans to wear our Arab attire to the airport to pick up the Cammocks. We thought airport security might appreciate our costumes. Sadly, it never came to fruition. However, we did all pile onto a mini truck and take a raucous ride around temple view making terrorist battle cries as we passed by generally bemused and confused onlookers.

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Sky City shrouded by fog on a muggy summer eve - taken while waiting for Pita and Tasi to pick me up from the 5 star hotel we were all staying at courtesy of Tasi's cousin Jeff. We then headed for a late night snack at a cafe on the viaduct called 'chow' which served some of the best cuisine any of us had tasted at 11pm at night. mmmm, blue cheese wonton in a grape coulis dip, soy and garlic marinated beef ribs, battered mussels, and coconut cream and lamb curry.

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Harriet and the bonfire on New Years Eve.

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The New Years Eve crowd undeterred by the rain.

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My fav Asher outfit

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Ashers first swim. He even went right under. He came up looking shocked his eyes as big and round as lemons. Everyone had a very excellent time having under water races, piggy back races, shoulder fights, water akido lessons, and general frollicking in the sun drenched school pool.

6 comments:

Charlotte Rose said...

Summer is the best : )

Jessica said...

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year...belated! I love the arab outfits too : ) Wade and I were laughing about how you drove around Temple View.

Crystal said...

yeah the arab story is the best, i wish someone had taken some video of it. You might all have to do that again before Pita leaves. you are so mean putting asher under the water!!

mel said...

I would love to have seen you in your outfits. I started laughing just thinking of it! Oh, to have summer. I would like to experience a Christmas like that sometime! ps how did you like Twilight?

Scott and Laura said...

How fun! Happy New Year dear friends!

viv said...

i love that foto of the ghostly sky-tower! A great pic! Love that one of shadowy Harriet around the fire - reminded me of close encounters of the third kind...yes Summer is bestest!!