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Christmas Eve

December 25, 2011

It was lots of fun to have the Marines come for dinner.

Ready for the Marines!

Ready for the Marines!


Here’s Jordan who is the son of one of Dave’s partners. These guys came into Singapore on some kind of big boat a few days ago and they are getting ready to head out to the Bay of Aden where they will sit on the boat for 4 months.
Marine Jordan

Marine Jordan


Our tradition now is to open our Hess Trucks from Grandpa Conrad and Andrea on Christmas Eve.
The boys open their Hess Trucks from Grandpa Conrad while Mike Marine looks on.

The boys open their Hess Trucks from Grandpa Conrad while Mike Marine looks on.

Then it was time to say our goodbyes…and we could only get a blurry picture at the end of the night:

Adam, Jordan and Mike - our Marine visitors.  All the best to them!

Adam, Jordan and Mike - our Marine visitors. All the best to them!

And just before bed we had to leave out the cookies for Santa. Here’s how you do it when you live on the equator:

"Sory, the milk is in the fridge"

"Sory, the milk is in the fridge"

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One comment

  1. Jordan’s mom sent us a lovely note to thank us for having the guys over. I am copying it here so I can remember it:

    Subject: Thank you from a Marine Mom

    Hi David,
    Rob joins me in thanking you and Susan for your incredible hospitality to Jordan and his friends last night. They all loved meeting you, and Jordan in particular was very interested in your work. Dinner was delicious by all reports, and the guys thought your children were precious. I know they were delighted to have some time away from the ship, especially in a home environment. Thank you for all that you did for, and offered to, them.
    My special thanks tho as a Marine Mom. As hard as it is not to be with one’s child during the holidays, it is harder still to think of them alone in foreign territory. By inviting Jordan and his friends on Christmas Eve, you gave a wonderful gift to me as well as to them.
    Please extend my deepest appreciation to Susan and your children for opening your home and hearts to our Marines. We are forever in your debt.
    Fondly,
    Carolyn



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