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Wednesday, January 13

Corner View - Holidays

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Corner View is back.  And I look forward to travelling the world, visiting other bloggers, learning and seeing.

So the holidays came and went and it was all about Thailand –  The Land of Smiles.

We’re going on our 3rd year here and it’s usually at this time that I start to get this  feeling that we may have to start counting down on our days  here.

With that knowledge we spent time as a family-meaning just us here in Thailand.  The last couple of Christmas holidays we’ve been with family on both sides in different countries.

So this time round we stayed put - decorated our tree, went all out with the Christmas lights, joined in the caroling and Christmas eve service.  Oh such beautiful moments for great memories.

DSCF0317DSCF0673christmas eveThe days before Christmas we went to Phuket and enjoyed the white sandy beaches.  It was beautiful,  warm and relaxing.  Everything they say about the beaches here is so true!DSCF1109DSCF1131 And after Christmas Day we headed inland away from the beach and to a waterfall. For more of our holiday photo’s click here.DSCF2047The holidays are really all about family. Whether you are with your own or extended families  it’s always wonderful to be together.

Now back at home (Papua New Guinea) I know my parents would have dressed in their clan colors and also get everyone else in the house dressed and headed out to the village for a sing sing of prophet songs.  I miss those sing sings.  I really do and I hope my kids will someday be able to be apart of them.

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mum and dad back in 2007.

For more Holidays, grab your cup of tea or coffee and visit Jane’s sidebar.

23 comments:

Elisabelle said...

Happy to discover your blog through the corner views!
Dreamy pictures!!!

isabelle said...

just by looking at your pictures I feel more warm ... today it is - 8° outside !!

Daan said...

such joyfull and sunny pictures!

Love from our little snowworld

Caroline of Salsa Pie said...

Oh my! how lovely...

Great pictures. This is just the kind of place we dream of during the frigid winter months here!

Happened upon your beautiful blog somehow...thanks for letting me look around! :)

Francesca said...

Kari, I do hope your kids will be part of their family traditions very soon, that's how traditions are brought forward! Still, a holiday spent getting to learn a little more about where you're currently living, and where your kids' childhood memories are rooted seems a very special holiday.

janis said...

Thank you for sharing your holiday with us. Looks like a beautiful way to spend the season :)

MODsquad said...

Beautiful celebrations. Your kiddos are so, so beautiful! Love those shots!

Elizabeth said...

Wow. All this tradition and beautiful, beautiful colors and children and grown-ups. Thank you so much for the corner view...

puna said...

I missed it today but I love your photos!

Di said...

It looks like you had a fabulous holiday! Thank you for sharing!

Thom said...

Thanks for sharing these wonderful photos. How fun :)

l i s e said...

wow the sand, the beach... what a holiday. It's "warming" (can we say that ?)
happy new year

Bonnie said...

wonderful !
i especially love the photos of your little boy in blue on the beach !!

likeschocolate said...

I like your holiday! I am dreaming of warm weather.

Joyce said...

I enjoyed reading how you stayed put, but after hearing briefly how Christmas would be at your parent's home that would have been a hard call for me to pick, both sound beautiful! Speaking of beautiful- I love your photos!xo

Ritva said...

cute kids- and your parents look so kind!
all the best to you!

Jodi said...

Holidays always pull us in different directions. Great photos. Happy New Year, Kari!

Demara said...

the beach looked very relaxing...so relaxing that a nice tumble and roll around in the sand wouldn't be that bad :)

Happy New Year! and THX for stopping by YOKOSO

Cabrizette said...

Where is the snow ?!!!! Lucky you !

inna said...

sounds like lovely holidays!

your photos are so colourful and I like that. here you can only take white photos since the snow is all around..

jgy said...

Beautiful and colorful holidays!
My feet are cold and could use some of your warm sunshine streaming in:))

n a t s u m i said...

Sounds fabulous holiday! Love the beach photos!
It's been cold here, so I can't wait to go to the beach!

Thank you for the kind comment on my blog. Wish you and your family a very happy 2010! cheers,

Dorte said...

What a beautiful post ... and those photos - it really looks like you had a nice time!

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