Wednesday, January 31, 2007


January is the last month of fun....Rieko starts nursing school and I start working alot soon. In January we made it up to Big Bear and Mammoth twice. Despite a bad year for snow we were lucky to catch two small snow storms. Snowboarding is all about fun, food, family and friends. We enjoyed the snow with Rieko's friends from work on one trip and my family on another.

Rieko in Mammoth's Gondola

Ben, Randy (dad), Barbara (aunt) showing me how much fun they had on the mountain.

Dad skiing in the parking lot on his rental skiis. A few scratchs? NO problem!

Linda started this puzzle in Mammoth and in no time everyone was addicted to trying to finish it before we had to go home.

Rieko and her "Shintaro Girls" , Cathy & Yukiko at Big Bear Mtn.

Tuesday, January 02, 2007

More Christmas Pics


Monday, January 01, 2007

Christmas 2006

Christmas was wonderful this year. It was the usual non stop parties, Christmas Eve at my Aunt and Uncle Usui's house, then Christmas morning gift opening at my parents & the Usui's....and finally Christmas Dinner party at my parents house. Santa brought Rieko a new snowboard outfit, a fly fishing rod and reel, cloths and snowboarding bindings. Devon must have been a very "good boy" this year because Santa brought him japanese gold anodized parts for his bike, ipod car adaptor and a HUGE suprise gift, the new Apple MacBook! It will be very helpful this coming school year in the classroom! But most of all the holiday season brought lots of love, food and good times!!! MORE TO COME SOON....