We Did…

… there were a couple of posts i had intended to write in the second half of December but life and Christmas took over. They have been given mention in our Christmas letter but here they are combined into one long, picture summary.

On December 15th 2012, Tobias took his Judo yellow belt test and …

… he passed! (no photos of the actual test, parents were not allowed in)

He's being goofy with his brand new yellow belt.
He’s being goofy with his brand new yellow belt.

And 3 days after that, Tobias and Mummy had their 1st ever recital. It was the Music School’s piano recital but the piano teacher had a slot to fill so she asked the violin teacher who asked us to play 😀 We had missed the violin class recital because Tobias had his Judo test. Tobias was calm and played like he always did, which is well. But Mummy was a nervous wreck!

Here’s a photo (not the most flattering but the light was low and my point & shoot camera is just crappy in low light conditions):

Here we are playing the 5th (last piece) with the piano teacher accompanying us.
Here we are playing the 5th (last piece) with the piano teacher accompanying us.

Here are 2 of the 5 videos which Daddy shot:


Oh, this was not mentioned in our Christmas letter but i would like to showcase it too. We had a couple of international students with us over Christmas and enjoyed the joys of ripping away wrapping paper together on Christmas morning.

All proudly displaying their presents ;)
All proudly displaying their presents 😉

Then we sought out the fresh cool Christmas air after a big Christmas lunch (oops… sorry, no picture of Christmas lunch – i forgot to take a picture, that’s what happens when i do the cooking).

We took a nice walk in the nearby forest.
We took a nice walk in the nearby forest.

We also had some good o’ playground fun.

We had played lots of Wii table tennis and thought we should give the real thing a go as well :)
We had played lots of Wii table tennis and thought we give the real thing a go as well 🙂
Of course, the see-saw is the classic playground, not to be missed.
Of course, the see-saw is the classic playground, not to be missed.

And we went up to Zermatt as they wanted to see the famous Matterhorn. We stayed in a nice little hotel at the foot of the mountain for one night and went up the second day and this is what we saw:

We were at the lookout point at Gornergrat, hoping for a view of the Matterhorn.
We were at the lookout point at Gornergrat, hoping for a view of the Matterhorn.

Yep, pretty much snow in our faces. It was just bad luck or more like bad timing but we had fun sledding!

Thanks for the fun, laughter and great company, Jon & Joyce! Wishing you both all the best as you step into the next chapter of your lives.

That’s it for now.

syc

Oops… Late… Merry Christmas!

i didn’t miss it, did i?

We have been busy and having so much fun with visitors, i missed out on posting on Christmas itself… but i heard there are 12 Days to Christmas – yes?

Well, i would like to say a BIG Thank You to all of you who have been following my blog. It has been wonderful knowing that what i write will be read.

Here’s our Christmas Wishes for you & your loved ones:

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Blessings for You…

As Paul prayed for the Thessalonians in 1Thessalonians 3:12-13, so i pray for you…

Closeup of red flower - gift for Christmas 2011.

May God’s Blessings be poured out in your lives.

May His Glory shine upon you.

May you reflect this glory and be a blessing to others.

May His Holy Spirit continue to strengthen you

and give you courage to follow the path God has laid out for you

as you walk this earth with Jesus Christ by your side, looking Heavenward.

syc