Abby wanted to do our make up
I was first … this is my before pic …
…. and after ….
…. next came KC, not a very willing subject …
…… we also decorated cupcakes …
…. KC’s glam look …..
….. Carly before …….
……. during ……..
……. and after ……..
……. another of the girls ……… Zoe
…….. and one more ……… Winnie
……. the finale …….. except Ab didn’t get any make up ……..
…….. when we had to undo things, it wasn’t so easy ……… last pic is of a creation Ab made from watching a video
Anna’s anatomically-correct heart.
Kathryn used a toothpick for more detail. Each year it gets more advanced.
Some of Carly’s creations.
Whatsa’ matter Gabe?
Carly told Daniel she’d make him one with lots of candies. I thought it looked like a sky scrapper.
We added candy gingerbread houses this year. This is Kathryn’s.
Anna’s house had Santa going down the chimney.
Lauren’s house …. notice the summer theme?
Gabe’s …. she went back to the white theme from 2 years ago.
At the beginning of the evening, we had Maddie baking goodies for us. Carly showing her appreciation.
Lauren working on her house. below: the strippy girls … Gabe, Anna and Kyla
Caleb (clockwise from top) Enna, Declan, and Phoebe
Kevin and Stacy
Kevin and Enna
This is looking towards the main house.
Outside the washrooms with the dorms in the background.
Ives and Jamie….. I didn’t get a family pic, but their 3 kids are in the next ones….
Noah, the ‘middle child’
Anamar, la otra cocinera
and balancing on Edwardo’s hands is the oldest, Mateo
Here are some of the crew having supper, at the usual time 9pm!
Jesse (a picture says a 1000 words)
Mateous in the back, Yadira, Leslie, Catalina, Jesse, Jovis I miss you all!
another miel palabras!!
the first trip to the river
2 days after spraining my ankle playing soccer with Mateo and Noah.
Ives got a soccer game going with any and all boys that were around.
Amy and Jordan
We had fun doing a photo shoot.
Trevor, Joan and Edwardo
Jamie and Mateo decorating his cake according to the paper he drew
Jen took Mary Ann and I shopping at Tlaquepaque. We had a great time. Thanks Jen
Catalina opens her hair dressing shop…. I was next, and then Edwardo
Mary Ann decorating the next birthday cake
We couldn’t get Leslie to let us put her face in the cake…. she touched the tip of her nose, nada mas :-(
One spoke English, the other Spanish, and they had a great time.
Jesse and Catalina
MaryAnn, Edwardo and Tori
Most of the crew, we were missing Trevor and Jen….. and Mateo and Noah.
One more of Amy and Jordan, and below….The evening b4 I left, in G. at Jen and Sandra’s
ou- walk down the o—oyo canyon
Ca-ly chowed down on a leg o this (dead) t-antulla since Kyla said she’d gi-e he- 5 bucks i- she did!!!
Sawye- and his gi-l—iend, Boom Boom!
B-endan’s -amous spagetti sauce
busy meal p-ep
he-e is ou- thi-d g-oup pic
a-te- we d-opped Ca-ly and Kyla o—, we headed to the San Jose a-t dist-ict…… so much to see!
the ent-y to this building was su—ounded by a li-ing wall o- plants!
he-e it is up close
this was a -eally cool cou-tya-d to a hotel
one o- the many colo—ul st-eets
we stopped -o- a g-eat lunch
and below is on the t-ip home
Jo and I got he-e on Mon; and Ca-ly and Kyla on Thu. This is what they did when they got to Ch-is’
st-aight to the beach!!! In the da-k.
Next mo-ning it was up to the monument
and did the loop by the beach on the way back.
the pic says it all…..
g-abbed a bee- at the g-oce-y sto-e and to the beach.
we went to the me-cado at San Jose
went to -isit Sue in he- new digs. She had began building last yea- when we we-e he-e and what a change!!!
Jo’s and my go to acti-ity when the Sea is calm…….. also added this yea- is TENNIS!!! with Kyla, lo-e it.
the obligato-y hike up -lattop.
New a—i-als!!! Sawye- has become the -ocus o- ou- days…. He is soooooo cute!!!
Oh yeah, B-endan and Ch-isty too :-)
B and C went out with No-m to see Pilot Whales, then Jo and I had a chance…….. inc-edible!
No-m’s sidekick, Jo
Ca-ly in new Mexican d-ess
The gangs all he-e!
Ch-isty, B-endan and Sawye-
Kyla and Ca-ly
new things…… lots o them
We started on Christmas Eve, later than planned(ahem… Carly), but opened gifts and had a blast! Here Tyler is modelling his new coat, and it’s Ab’s turn to open one.
It was Daniel’s job to get each person a gift, and we took turns opening one at a time.
Paul got a cool lumberjack shirt.
The wise men are making their way from the east (side of the room :-)
KC’s new mittens, and my new muggs are on the window sill. This was actually Christmas day, and she was checking out her stocking.
Everyone got a slinky, the world”s most wonderful toy!
Linda sent us all crazy tree ornaments, I got a puffer fish with ear muffs.
Abby worked on Christmas day, so KC came with me to pick her up. Can you guess where she works?
KC was in heaven with all the animals!
She wanted to take this one home.
Then we went to the other side of town so Ab could feed her horse.
More animals, and you guessed it … .
Getting ready for supper, Ab using her new camera.
KC using my camera … .
KC took this pic, as we couldn’t quite get the timed one to work well. After the meal, we put 11 TV dinners together before we ran out of some of each. There was still meat, potatoes and greavy left over. That’s what happens when we have half the usual amount of people.
First things first
New this year, Rebecca joined us!!!!
OK this pic is out of order, we were waiting on the late arrivals
Also new this year, KC, who totalled 4 cookies, rivalling Rebecca’s 38!!!
Can you guess where Lauren was planning on taking a picture of herself?