Thursday, December 28, 2006

More Christmas Pictures

I promise once again that when I return back to Samoa and my internet connection is about 1/16 the speed it is here, I will post a long written update. Until then, I am posting sort of a pictures blog. Documenting my week long Christmas fun with pictures. Enjoy.

Clair's brother and his newborn on Christmas ... Clair's mom taking down the Christmas pudding. Every year they light it on fire. When I asked why, they answered, "Because it's tradition." I don't know if my family has Christmas pudding...

Me playing with the newborn, Mathew. For those that know me well, that was a big step. :) ... Now I know this last picture isn't on Christmas, but I wanted to point out that I have had a beer that is not Vailima and it is good. Notice the very dark coloration on my beer. :)


At 12:33 PM, Anonymous Christi said...

Julya touched a baby?! :)

I would say you definately made the most out of your trip! Warm weather sounds so good right now.

So, did it feel strange to have to wear a jacket again? :)

Love ya!

At 3:04 PM, Blogger Julya Steyh said...

I was freezing the whole time. I think it felt strange to be so bundled up, but thank goodness Clair had such nice warm sweaters.

At 1:39 PM, Anonymous Aunt Susan said...

Hi Julya, Delighted that you had such a wonderful Christmas! The steamed stuff that we usually have with the two sauces is Christmas pudding! It's an old family recipe that originated with my Great-Grandma Elliott (includes carrots, potatoes and raisins). It's in her handwritten cookbook from the Broadway Cooking School. A time or two, years ago, I even added brandy, and lit it on fire, too. After I burned my abdomen with the steam one Christmas Eve, I decided to not bother with it anymore, so my sister took it over! The last few years she has made it, but this year she had major problems with it. There was enough else to eat that noone missed it!

At 2:46 PM, Blogger Grace for us all... said...

Babies don't bite, you know! least they don't have teeth when they bite.


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