When we decided to travel for Christmas, we knew we had to do something to make it special. We brought a small tree from home and each person picked an ornament from our collection to decorate our 'Thailand tree'. While at the Sunday Market in Chiang Mai, we bought the Santa sitting by the tree in the picture below. Another thing we did was we draw names when we boarded the plane to Thailand. We tried to keep the names a secret. We were each given $10USD to spend on 'our' person. We didn't bring wrapping paper, so we just wrapped our gifts in plastic bags!
After opening gifts we headed down to Rawai beach and caught the long boat over to Coral Island to spend the day on the beach!
This is why it is called Coral Island ~ there is SO MUCH coral!!
Christmas lunch ~
Girl really wasn't drinking that beer, just playing with the bottle!
Christmas dinner, Thai style~
This is one Christmas I will never forget!
Proud Army wife and mother to 4 wonderful children. I love to cook, travel, work out and scrapbook life’s adventures when I find the time. We just got orders & are heading back to the states in March 2010. I'm bummed that our time has been cut short, but proud of Hubby for the reason why.
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