During the Christmas Holiday, we transitioned from the dayshift to the nightshift. Where we were working 6 am to 6 pm the first half of the season, we're now working 6 pm to 6 am. We woke up Christmas day around 2 pm and found our stockings were filled.
Our stockings on Christmas morning...we'll it was 2 pm, but it was our morning.
We had two planes arrive on Christmas Eve and they brought us some much needed parcel mail. We received party mix from Dave's Mom, a box of treats from Cindy, Spenser & Delaney and some gifts from our friend Rex.
Rex always sends us a box from Goody's Chocolates, a handmade candy store from back home in Bend. Here's Kelly sharing with a very excited Liz. Our suite mates Liz & Alex joined us for our gift exchange.
The wonderful box of Goody's chocolates.
Kelly got the December and January issues of New Zealand Auto Car. He loves this magazine.
Here we are with the gifts before we started opening them.
Dave opening one of his gifts.
Kelly showing off his new flannel lined Carhartt work pants.
Here we are all with the gifts we opened.
Liz & Alex keeping warm by our fireplace.
Liz & Alex before going to Christmas Dinner. We picked up dinner and ate in our room.
After dinner we took our traditional walk down to Hut Point. Here's Kelly on the point.
Here's Dave with Vince's cross on Hut Point.
Here's a seal coming up for air in a breathing hole.
Here's a Skua in the foreground and a Seal in the background.