When John and I decided we were going to visit the village we wanted to bring gifts for some of the kids for Christmas. Many of these children had never received a Christmas gift before, and we wanted to brighten their holidays up a little bit. Thus, we asked friends and family from America to send little trinkets that we could make into bags to pass out. Thanks to Nicole Sherman, Pam Beck, Jen Travis, Peggy Koontz, Tricia Burkholder, Joni Chudomelka, and Andy Chudomelka we were able to make 60 goody bags. We passed 30 of these out in Rasewana (the village where the Monyela’s live) and 30 in Madumeleng (the village where the Ramokhola’s live). The kids were insanely excited, and we were happy to see all their wonderful smiles.
I’ll leave you with some pictures and wish you all a very, very Merry Christmas from South Africa.
That is a truly wonderful thing you have done for those children! Bravo!
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Attached is a picture from a Christmas cruise in the Gulf of Mexico. One foot is mine and the other is my friend’s. They are our Christmas toenails! You’ll see sparkles on her purple toes and a Christmas tree on my red ones.
Cute Christmas pedicures!
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My version of Christmas is going to the most remote place I can find. The photo was taken from a kayak, in the Mtentu River about 2 kilometers upstream from the river mouth, (Indian Ocean), South Africa. Spectacular place.
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I have asked Santa for new holiday socks, but until they arrive, my cat Dylan helps to keep the drafts off the sock with the massive hole!!!
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JohnnyGoogle writes, “Just a typical sunny day in December down at Torquay. To be fair, it was probably hotter than normal but the fine sand, bright sunshine and clear blue sky is no less than we would expect over the Xmas period.
Christmas Australian Style “
So many people enjoying the weather there! Very beautiful shot!
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Silvia writes, “Hi, my name’s Silvia. I’m from Argentina. This photo was taken December 2010 in Punta del Este, Uruguay… It was a lovely break before Christmas. The weather was great! That gave us glorious five sunny days….”
Can just imagine the relaxation you felt there with your feet in the water. :) Nice photo!
workingtechmom writes, “Just warming up my toes after a cold walk outside. Enjoying the last few days of holiday decorations and family time at home.”
Looks so relaxing and really lovely photo! Check out her blog at workingtechmom.
Dani writes, “Hope you have a great New Year. Wishing you many wonderful toemail in 2011.
Hope my Christmas train would take you to lovely places in 2011.
All the best to all toemail- lovers.
Thanks so much, Dani! We really appreciate your effort here and may 2011 be the best year ever for you!
More really interesting pictures at Xtelle_m’s Flickr Photostream.
Please check out WhiteAnGel <3 *Merry Christmas To You all* ‘s Flickr Photostream !