Monday, 2 January 2012

Christmas, Road Trip and 2012!

Hey yall and welcome to 2012 and my first post of the new year! So first a little sports news after the 6 games before Christmas out basketball team is now 5-1 (wins-losses) so looking to be a great season! Here are some photos!

They show a little of the school spirit over here which is super fun and nothing like school sports back in New Zealand!

Now onto Christmas. Unfortunately I didnt get the white Christmas like I was hoping for but it was still pretty cold! So I started Christmas day off finishing off my pavlova which I feel was a success, bringing my kiwi touch to Christmas in America!
Marc also added his Swiss touch to Christmas making Cheese Fondu

During the day Jim and Debbies kids and grandkids were over which was fun, having the little kids around really made it feel like Christmas! Here are some more pictures of the day :)
Tree and Presents

Even Abby got in the Christmas Spirit with her bows

Tyler and Kenzie
On Boxing Day (26th) we packed our car and left for our family trip to South Dakota. On our first day of travel we went through the 'I' states, Indiana, Illinois and just into Iowa where we stayed the night just after around six hours of travel. Day two lead us across Iowa and Minnesota and into South Dakota where we were spending our trip visiting Jims family and where hes from.  Here are some pictures from the trip.
Somewhere in Indiana

Kinda in the middle of nowhere

South Dakota

Farm Jim grew up on

Humboldl, a city near where Jim is from. Population.... 521
Buffalo Ridge, SD

Sioux Falls, all lit up from Christmas
After a few days in South Dakota it was time to go home and we set off on our long drive home. Getting home on New Years eve we arrived just in time to watch UC (University of Cincinnati) play in their Bowl Game which they won! The we all decided to stay in and chill.

Now Im back to school, still waiting to find out about the musical and for a cast list to be posted. Happy New Year everyone ill post soon :)