Friday, December 28, 2012

Family Photo Shoot

We were able to spend a few days with some old friends. I mean, the friendship is old, not the friends. In the eight years since we had last seen them, one of them has become a photographer. Well, with my ability to highlight hair, and her ability to take good pictures, we just did ourselves a little 'swap of skills'. We've got BEAUTIFUL family pictures, and she's rockin' some blonde!

Thank you, Jen!

Friday, December 07, 2012

Maayong Pasko

Merry Christmas.

When it comes to Christmas decorations, the Philippines kicks some serious hiney! They spend days setting up elaborately beautiful Christmas scenes in their town plazas. Even beautiful nativities, which of course thrill our hearts! 

We were able to 'soroy' (stroll) the plaza about 12 hours before Typhoon Pablo knocked over most of the decorations and ripped a big hole in the tree. 

There are still carols being played at the malls, and most of the Christmas decorations have been repaired and rehung. But it's a very sad Pasko for those who are burying their dead and grieving the loss of homes and belongings. Please pray for the Philippines this Christmas.