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Christmas with the Kramers

January 5, 2011

After living in Japan for 9 months straight, I went back home for the holidays.  Arriving late in the evening on Christmas Eve, I made it in time for the famous Christmas Dinner with lots of family at my parents’ house in Miami.

Chicago O'Hare was wonderfully decorated for the season.

First things first on Christmas morning was a great breakfast with the family.

Blueberry pancakes, fruits, hash browns, bacon and orange juice.

The Christmas tree

The Christmas Dinner spread

The main event for Christmas Dinner is obviously the dinner.  My dad is really an amazing cook and he handles a good majority of the food prep, that’s him there in the red.

Rice and Gravy, my favorite food.

Prime Rib

Sweet Potatoes

Green Beans

The Plate

Papa, always with the video camera.

Grandma knows that cleaning time is fun time.

Your typical Miami Christmas

While there was no white Christmas in Miami, thankfully there was no rain, which was a welcome change.  Great weather, great food, and great company.


A few days before going back to the States, my junior high school had its end of the year party.  Like most all Japanese work parties, it was mostly about getting drunk and socializing with your co-workers.  So, naturally, it was great fun, and it explains the following picture.

Two of my fellow English teachers. From left to right: Mr. Mochizuki, myself and Ms. Serizawa.

One Comment
  1. hilda permalink
    January 26, 2011 4:44 am

    I loved the pictures

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