Monday, December 9, 2013

An Okinawan Festival

Even though Jake worked ALL weekend, I was able to stay pretty busy. On Friday night, my friend and I went to an annual event hosted by the spouses club on our base. Basically, it is a progressive dinner. We loaded a bus Friday afternoon and went to the first house, which was a New England theme. We had salads, clam chowder in cute little bread bowls, Mac and Cheese muffins, and drinks. Then we boarded the bus and went to the entree house where we had cider and a turkey dinner. We got back on the bus and headed to another house. We pulled up to the biggest base house I had ever seen (relative to what is seen here on the island, so still not that big). It even had a garage, which is unheard of for the base houses here. I then found out it was the commander of the division's house, which explained a lot. At that house we had southwestern style desserts. It was a lot of fun event and nice to get dressed up and get out. At the end of the night we opted out of the after party with the husbands, and ours just picked us up instead. We went home and played catchphrase, our favorite game.

Such a good idea for a party. Miniature bread bowls

cider on the party bus

I won this cute little ornament from the raffle

Saturday morning Jake had to go into work pretty early, so I slept in a bit and then made breakfast for our friends. They were nice to come back up later that day to go to the festival on our base with me. Each base has a festival throughout the year with food, games, and entertainment. Locals are invited to come and really love enjoy them, especially the pizza! Our base has a Christmas festival every year. There was so much good food, tt was hard to decide exactly what to try. I ended up getting a potato cheese ball and potato pancake. I also brought a shiskabab of BBQ home for Jake. We also played a shooting game which I was horrible at. I'm usually a pretty good shot, but I was struggling. It was supposed to be just a fun game, but the guy running it was kind of yelling at me for being bad, which made me even worse. Excuse me for not practicing my shooting very often. 

All of the kids were walking around with these cute things

reminded me of Greece!

Sunday Jake had to be at work REALLY early. I brought him and his coworkers breakfast. It was weird being up so early on the weekend, but I usually don't mind being up early. I got so much done, it made it worth it. I ran errands ALL day and got our Christmas cards printed and addressed. Since we were down to the wire with getting out pictures done and back, I didn't have time to order the ones I wanted and had to make our own. I like how they turned out, but would have liked the perfect ones I had picked out better. I also had a hard time finding envelopes to fit our cards and ended up using not very pretty ones. You win some, you lose some. I was just glad to have them done and on their way. When Jake got home, I made him breakfast for dinner since I had bought so much stuff for our weekend breakfast that he missed out on. 

breakfast for dinner and Christmas cards

It was a good weekend and I am so glad I have friends who are nice enough to keep me company, but I've got to be honest, I will be SO glad when Jake doesn't have to work so much. Our trip to Thailand at the end of the month will be very deserved and very needed by my hard working husband. 

Have a great week!

Linking up with LoganSami, Kimberlee, and Carissa


  1. Looks like a fun and busy weekend!! I played Catchphrase this weekend, too!

  2. The progressive dinner sounds so amazing, I love them. I might need to organize one soon, it's been way too long.

    So rude of that guy to yell at you, I think you look badass!

    Stopping by from the link up :)

  3. Aw glad you had great friends to keep you company. Looks like a fun weekend! Enjoy your trip to Thailand... I'm sure it will be amazing!

    Thanks for linking up :)

  4. sounds like a fun busy weekend. the progressive dinner is such a great idea!
    -- jackie @ jade and oak

  5. Love that you went to a progressive dinner! I bet it was so fun! Thanks for the great weekend update :)

    - Alex @ Radiating Sunshine

  6. You make my travel envy so much worse. All that food looks amazing! I'm also trying to start a little linkup on Mondays and I would love to get you in on it if you're ever in the mood to blog a little list of your "positives" :)

  7. Love breakfast for dinner! And it looks like you made the best of a work weekend :)

  8. Looks like you had such a fun weekend!!! And how sweet of you to make breakfast for him and his coworkers!!! We had festivals like that in Germany- it was a lot of fun! :)

  9. The ornament you won is adorable!

    BTW, im hosting a "Tell All Tuesdays" Blog Hop Featuring Fitness Blondie! Join us :)

    Kristen @ Your Beauty Fix

  10. Carnivals are so fun!

    I'm having a Weekend Recap linkup on my blog ! Would love for you to be a part of it :)

    Showered With Design


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