Wednesday, January 27, 2016

November and December 2015

November
Occasionally for different Thai holidays, there will be a special carnival in town.  We went to one this month.  The boys got to ride on the Ferris Wheel, play on the bounce houses, and eat fun food.

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The rides

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Hanging out on the Ferris Wheel


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Bounce Fun

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Pork on a stick!

In November, this holiday is called Loy Krathong.  The Thais also celebrate by lighting candles and floating them in the water.  We went down to our local stream and did a bit of that too.

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Our floating candle
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Watching it go into the stream

December
This was our celebration month.  We enjoyed spending time with each set of grandparents while celebrating multiple birthdays, Christmas and our 11-year anniversary.  The month began with Alisha's parents coming for two weeks.

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We took them to all our favorite waterfalls.

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We went to the new Extreme Water Park in Mae Sot as a celebration for N's birthday.

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It was fun playing with Grandma and Papa.

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The water park is basically a bunch of bounce houses with water!

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We love going to Mae Kasa Waterfall.
I think we make it there almost once a month.

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Papa really seemed to enjoy it.

Christmas looked a bit different this year.  We had a little tree and a few decorations, but with the temps in the 80s, it was hard to remember that it was winter in the States.

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Decorating the tree

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We got to go to a Christmas celebration at a local Burmese church

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There were lots of fun games!

We celebrated N's 8th birthday a second time when Phil's parents came.  This time was for lime cheesecake and lime ice cream.

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Getting so big!

We had a good time with Phil's parents and brother while they were here over Christmas.

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Grandma likes baking things in our kitchen!

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We finally made it up to Mae Us-A cave.  Didn't get to go in much, but it was pretty cool.

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Eating lunch after our big hike.
It was a pretty busy month, but it was our last month of not having a lot of work to do.  It was nice to be free to show people around our beautiful area here in Thailand.

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