Friday, December 25, 2009

Happy Holidays

Just wanted to wish everyone a joyous holiday season. We decided to stay in Japan for Christmas and ended up having a wonderful time traveling and shopping in Tokyo. Abe surprised me with a nice trip that started in a hotel overlooking Tokyo Bay and ending with a boat ride under Rainbow Bridge; something that I'd always wanted to do while living out here.

Here are some 'touristy' photos I took...

The view from our hotel room:



Some photos from our boat cruise:

That glowing tower back there is the ever so famous Tokyo Tower:


And the Rainbow Bridge was looking so stunning that evening!





In other news, my family did not disappoint. Since we couldn't go to them, they brought Christmas to us, yet again. My beautiful niece and nephew sent hand-drawn cards with Christmas greetings and my parents sent loads of wonderful gifts...i.e. American candy, gum, clothes that actually fit us, and my personal favorite, Mexican candy. Yum! :)

Although it is definitely difficult being overseas for big holidays like Christmas and New Years, it totally helps having the internet (Skype and Facebook...oh how I love thee!) to keep in touch with friends and family. For that I am soooo grateful!

Hope everyone is enjoying time with their loved ones.
Happy Holidays!


Anna said...

Great photos Julie! And a very nice photo of Abe, very cool looking :)

Julie Ann said...

Thanks Anna. The photos don't do the bay their proper justice though. It was breathtaking for sure!