Christmas Pocket Penguins

Pocket Penguins

I finished up some felt Pocket Penguins for one of my girlfriends last week.  A sweet little family – mama, daddy, and baby. 

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Happy New Year 2013

New Years 2013

After enjoyed a delightful fireworks display from the comfort of our balcony on New Year’s Eve, the following morning we drove south with our friends, Josh and Jamie, to Naminoue Shrine in Naha to celebrate New Year’s Day. 

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Okinawa KFC Christmas

KFC Santa

We went native this Christmas and ordered our Christmas dinner from KFC.  Yup, you read that correctly – Kentucky Fried Chicken.  As Japanese don’t tend to have ovens, there is no way to make a turkey dinner, so Okinawa has adopted a chicken dinner from KFC.  It’s a huge deal on this island.  The orders are placed a month in advance and you schedule your desired day and time slot for pick-up.  Josh and Jamie embarked upon this particular adventure with us, so Jamie and I ordered a Party Barrel and a Party Pack shortly after Thanksgiving.

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Merry Christmas–Star Wars Style!

Wanted to share with you a few of our favorite sci-fi decorations this year.  Hope you enjoy!

Chewie and Han get into the Christmas spirit in our dining room.


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Saving Abel

I had the fortunate opportunity to see Saving Abel in concert last night and I thought I’d take a moment to post a couple pictures and videos I took from the concert. Like this one:


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