Thursday, December 24, 2009

ho ho ho

(Photo taken in Kiddyland, near their Miffy store, the sign said "no touch" but didn't say I couldn't photograph it)...a Miffy macaron tower.

Today is Christmas Eve. In Japan, a special day to spend with your special someone. I've written about the eve here and here, check it out if you wish.

Yesterday was a holiday and we got together with my host-family. It was a very lively get together as their children's children are getting bigger. There was lots of home cooked food by my host-mom and lots of conversation.

It is at this time of year that I particularly miss our family gathering on Christmas Eve in Hawaii. Many families in the neighborhood getting together, bringing a dish or two. Catching up with each other. When we were little, the fathers of the neighborhood would take turns being Santa. And as we got older, we did family gingerbread houses.

Can you imagine, us putting "snow" (royal icing) on everything? We'd never even seen snow before (we were in Hawaii). Fun times all around.

For the past 3 days, my kitchen was "closed", in addition to our gathering with my host-family, Satoshi had his bonenkai get togethers .

I think I may end up buying dinner for us over the next couple of days. I know, sad, but since Satoshi is working, he probably won't be home in time to eat dinner with me.

So, from our house to yours, we hope you have a very Merry Christmas!


Barbara said...

Happy holidays Kat.

biologie said...

Merry Christmas! God bless you.

Rowena... said...

Same goes for me as far as xmas eve in Hawaii. I miss that "pot luck" style of dining. And looks like it'll be a rainy xmas eve for us...the snow is already half melted!

Buon Natale!

biancorosso said...

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!! :)

Debinhawaii said...

Now that is the kind of Christmas tree I want--It wouldn't last long though! ;-) Have a wonderful Christmas Kat and buy so tasty meals you will enjoy and relax a bit! ;-)



K and S said...

Thank you Barbara, Biologie, Rowena, Mari & Deb :)

Hope Santa brings all that you wish for.

Take care.

Suze said...

Sending warm Christmas blessings your way!

K and S said...

Thanks Suze! Happy Holidays!

Take care.