Saturday, March 6, 2010

Christmas/New Years with the Dangerfields

We had a fantastic Christmas/New Years at my parents' home in Pullman, Washington. We had two parents, all three sisters, all three brothers-in-law, two of the three brothers (one serving a mission in Atlanta, GA), and a current (but now former) girlfriend of one of the brothers.

Because of my work schedule Christmas was delayed a few days. Kenta and I flew out on Dec 28, and we celebrated Christmas on Dec 29. We all few back to our various homes in Indiana, Utah, and California on Sunday, Jan 3. During that time we had a BLAST!! Please enjoy the pictures depicting some of the excitement that was had.

Rachel and Vince Wilson excited about opening a gift -- okay Rach was excited; Vince was just waking up.

Jack was less enthusiastic about some of his more practical pre-mission type presents.

K&V happy to be home with family... and to be doing something other than working!

My mom and dad with a raging Christmas wrapping fire in the background.

Erik, Stephen, Kenta, and Vince enjoyed a lot of video game time.
While Kenta and I lived in Rochester, NY one of my good friends from my youth, Gillian Campbell (now Bowman) moved with there with her husband Jonathan. We were all at our parents' homes again at Christmas, so arranged to have lunch together. Jessica and Erik joined us after lunch.
(L->R Jessica, Erik, Virginia, Kenta, Jonathan, Gillian)

Jonathan, Gillian, and Peter Bowman
(Peter was born just before we left Rochester)

After the above-mentioned lunch all the Dangerfield clan went bowling together.


My dad has been researching ancient Egypt and it's relation to our religion, so my mom got him an Egyptian discovery kit (designed for ages 6-12). We decided to get in on the fun.

Rachel sporting the 'discovery goggles' while cutting out part of the decipher kit.

Watch out!

We made Dad wear the 'discovery goggles' too. Unfortunately he still had to wear his reading glasses to see what exactly was going on with the hieroglyphics on the side of the pyramid. Pretty stylish, huh?

Definitely a team effort
(L=>R Michelle Fong (Steve's girlfriend), Jessica, Steve, Mom, (second row) Dad, Virginia)

We all had a chance to chip away at the sand inside to discover the hidden treasure.
(L->R Rachel, Jessica, Dad, Michelle, Virginia)

We found the treasure!
(Rachel and Virginia)
"I want more treasure!"

New Year's fireworks

Dad used a mini blow torch to light some fireworks off the top of our snow man, who subsequently started to lose his face (sad!).

As mentioned in my last blog entry, I love the Asian use of the English language. These are tees that I picked up in Japan in October to share with my sisters. So that you don't have to squint too hard at our chests, they read:
Rachel's: Abet Pain of ear
Jessica's: Tope Imaginative Hang Back Enjoyment Narraton
Virginia's: Pure companion coming High & Touch The decision is lucidly frank Our brotherhood
Don't try too hard to make sense of them.
Hope you all had a similarly enjoyable holiday season.


Emma said...

Those shirts crack me up! I love all of your recent posts. It's fun to see what you guys have been up to!

Judson said...

ha ha! I just googled "abet pain of ear" to find out what my shirt means that i picked up a couple of years ago and stumbled on this! i too, went to japan and noticed the same thing and ended up getting that shirt. i LOVE it. everybody asks me what it means and i tell them it's just japanese english.