Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy New Year!!!!!!!

Hoping that your New Year of 2010 starts of as well as ours has! After a delicios dinner of salad, crabcake and lobter tail it was off to a friends to ring in the New Year. The snow had really started coming down and we decided that as previously planned we were going to the beach no matter what to see snow and touch the surf. On the way to the beach we passed one of our favorite shrines that was lit up and gorgeous in the falling snow. We walked up the path and saw the open Shinto shrine. For the next two days the Japanese will be going to shrines to pray for the coming year. This is the BIG holiday for them. After our brisk trip up to the shrine we drove onto the beach and had a great time having snow on our shoes and our fingers in the surf :) It had always been a dream of ours to see snow on a beach. Now we are exhausted and are off to bed after wishing Happy New Years to those of you we could reach on the phone. We love you all very much!!!!!!

xoxox,
David and Victoria

Friday, December 25, 2009

SNOW I N NC




HOWDY and MERRY CHRISTMAS. Sorry we didn't get pictures last night at Olive Garden, but I do have pictures of the snow. I loved your (Davy and Victoria) pictures of Christmas. Hope everybody is great. Dad

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Merry Christmas!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

PICTURES WILL NOT UPLOAD SO PLEASE CHECK THEM OUT: http://davidandvictoriasjapanadventure.shutterfly.com/

Merry Christmas! Wish we could be there with everyone, but we are having a wonderful Christmas here. We have just been spoiled! The world is covered with beautiful white snow, the sun is shinning, the tree is beautiful and the house is toasty :)

Last evening we went to the midnight service and came home around 2am this morning. Then at 9am we were woken up by Santa Claus coming off our roof!!!! actually just a huge sheet of ice, but swear it was Santa :) So David and I woke up and prepared our coffee/tea. David then put on some Christmas carols and present opening began. The best part ever was receiving the phone call from Dad, The Mom, Anna and Hondo just as we opening up our gifts from them!!!! Perfect timing!!!!!!!!!! Seriously you couldn't have gifted us with better presents! All those hand-made, full of love presents are PERFECT for where we live. You will see us dressed as the Knit Ninja and Knit Ninjette :) :) :) Besides our knit treats we were also blessed with beautiful quilt pillow shams and ceramics bowl from Uncle Jay and Aunt Merry. From Me, David received comfy waterproof snow boots and the top of the line Leatherman Charge Tti (he has used the two you gave him so much that they need to be retired for a bit of rest, hehe). Then I received the most wonderful gift ever from David!!! He super surprised me with the most gorgeous antique Japanese wedding hair jewelry! I have been eying them for forever and he did a major sneeky Operation Santa. You all taught him super well, thank you :)

So for the rest of today we will relax, go for a walk, enjoy a delicious Christmas dinner of turkey, mashed potatos, salad, tomatos and mozzeralla and then topped off with dessert, YUM!

Hope you enjoy the pictures! We miss you sooooo much, but love you more! Please post your Christmas pictures

xoxoxo,
Victoria and David

PS: Can't wait to see you in 4ish months :)

Thursday, December 17, 2009

WH ERE IN THE WORLD IS CARMEN SANDI OOOOOH! SUZY HARVEY HODGE???

I have called, emailed , Skyped and facebooked. and no answer. does anyone have any new communication ideas or links.???? love to all and if by any chance you read this ,Suzy , please call your mom

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! David and I are hosting this year and have a full house. My first time cooking a turkey and of course lots of people coming :) We decided to open our home to David's co-workers who didn't have a place to go so this should be fun. To make it easier I am cooking a lot today, the day before, and it will be a buffet. Much less stressful that way. Anyways, hope everyone has an amazing day. We are thinking about you and love you!
xoxo,
Victoria and David

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Happy Birthday Suzella!!!!!!!!!

Happy Birthday to you! Happy Birthday to you! Happy Birthday our dear Suzella!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Happy Birthday to you! And manyyyyy mmooorrrreeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!

Wish we could be there to give you tons of birthday hugs! Hope you enjoy our little birthday gift.

Miss you and love you!
xoxoxoxo,
David and Victoria

Monday, November 2, 2009

NEW ADDRESS

HOPE EVERYONE IS WELL NOW.I STILL HAVE RESIDUAL COUGH MOSTLY AT NIGHT
NEW ADDRESS :
E-2 CHARLES S. SETTLE
2987
527 I AVENUE UNIT 374
SHEPPARD AFB,TX 76311-9999

HE WILL NOT BE HOME THANKSGIVING BUT WILL BE HERE CHRISTMAS..
LOVE TO ALL,
XOXOX MM

Thursday, October 15, 2009

THURSDAY WEDDING FLOWERS











This is what The Mom and MerryMerry did
today. Are they not beautiful???
I'm getting to old to do flowers but I'm still not as old as the Mom hehhhehhehh.....Thanks again
Sister... I don't know how I got that pic of charlie posted again......Oh well you all know I am limited.............
xoxoox MM

(It's ok. Sque fixes everything!)

SAN ANTONIO











RIVER WALK,USO,ART WORK,WE DIDN'T SIGHT SEE TOO MUCH BECAUSE I FELT YUCKY.

MORE AT LACKLAND AFB














CHECK OUT THEIR DORM MASCOT,
AN ALLIGATOR ,TI HARRIS AND SETTLE AT ATTENTION, SEE HIS STRIPE?,CHEESE FRIES, AND
NEW LAPTOP.
CONGRATULATIONS
CHARLIE !!!
WE ARE SO PROUD!!!!

Airman Settle












AIRMAN'S RUN ,COIN CEREMONY,
TEARS OF JOY!!!



H1N1

Yes can you believe it? We go to San Antonio for Graduation and I get Influenza A,7 days off from work,mandatory. (started Tuesday)Today is Thursday and Charlie called they did chest Xray, he is on isolation for 5 days plus inhalers,cough meds,decongestants.Thank goodness he has health care.They are bringing his meals to him.
If you want to call him you can now,at least for 5 days.Hope everyone else is well....XOXO MM

Monday, October 12, 2009

Callie and Her Favorite Person

CopperWolf really didn't want me to take this picture. Callie decided he was much more comfortable than the back of the couch. Hehe...

Friday, September 25, 2009

PAPAW & HIS TRUCK ON HIS 85 TH BIRTHDAY



I had a great visit with Dad and Chuck, Sue and Jason on his 85th birthday. His truck is a 1931 A-Model Ford. He took me for a ride, a 85 year old driving a 78 year old truck. Great fun. great truck and a GREAT Dad. Give him a call when you can. Love to all, Dad His numbers are home 540 337 1712 cell 540 324 4794

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Happy Birthday!!!!!!!

Happy Birthday to you! Happy Birthday to you! Happy Birthday dear Dad!!!!!!! Happy Birthday to you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Hope it is a fabulous day filled with tons of love and happiness. Miss you and wish we could be there with everyone

Love,
David and Victoria

Friday, September 18, 2009

BACK IN NC



Howdy everybody, I had a safe trip back and I'm back home. It was a long trip (in Texas) but a good one, just a few hard times. I can certainly say that the LORD was sure with me and everyone while I was gone. Hope to see everyone soon, Love to all, Dad PS Hopefully to Japan next spring, too. Picture on top was yesterday and on bottom was 3-4-08, I sure got younger in Texas.

Thursday, September 10, 2009


It was a bueatiful day. !
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Sunday, September 6, 2009

Truth and Justice: It's the American Way


CopperWolf showing off his new tattoos. That's justice on the right and truth on the left in Latin. He claims it didn't hurt. I don't know whether to believe him or not. :)

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO JULIANA

Juliana, Happy birthday from Texas, Sorry I can't give you a birthday hug, but I want a rain check(actually a long way off check). Hope you have a super birthday, and I pray blessing on you, Love Uncle Dave

Happy Birthday, ~*The Vampire CPhT*~

Happy Birthday!! Hope it's a great one! (And that you don't end up with a tummy ache like this celebrant.)

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Mom with Dad in Texas







Mom knitting on the front porch, and on the RTV (we had to go riding in the eve) Mom and Dad at the Mustangs at Las Colinas, and at the Fort Worth Botanic Gardens. We had a bunch of fun, but sure miss everyone a bunch. Love to all!!!

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Tanjoubi Omedetou, Victoria!!


(Or, in English, Happy Birthday!!!) We love you and miss you!!


pic of Japanese birthday cake

Friday, August 28, 2009

The Three Amigos




They did not want to hold still for a picture. But we did our best. :)

Puppy Bed


Apparently, Jazzy thinks her bed is the one that's set up off the ground, complete with pillow and blankets. Just so everyone knows, evidently my pillow is much more comfortable than CopperWolf's pillow.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

charlie's address

AB SETTLE,CHARLES S.
320 TRS/FLT 669 (DORM B-10)
PSC3
1320 TRUEMPER ST. UNIT364076
LACKLAND AFB,TX 78236-5570

LETTERS OR CARDS ONLY. OXOXO MM

Friday, August 21, 2009

Karaoke at the Beach Part 3

video
Phil, Donny, and Jimmy sing "Big Balls" by AC/DC

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Karaoke at the Beach Part 2

video
Phil's version of "She Thinks My Tractor's Sexy"

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Karaoke at the Beach Part 1

video
Phil's rendition of "Rocky Top"

Friday, August 14, 2009

I've made it until now 8/14/09











guitar Hero in basement,Zach and Wes live entertainment,Charlie in pool opening cards,
Family and neighbors




Well as you all know when I get stressed I either paint and/or clean .The laundry is all finished and I ironed,Charlie's room is clean ,basement is clean,Porch and patio are clean,swept out the Van,and offered to clean Juliana's apt(she said are you kidding).Thought I would post some Pics of Party but am I crying all of a sudden,looks like it will go to the ugly cry...........................xoxo MM

Affirmation (or swearing in)








Affirmation then at ease,Officer that talked about what they could expect.Charlie was up at 4:30 had breakfast then went to MEPS for processing.
We arrived at 9:00.We waited for every one's paperwork to be complete and they did the Affirmation at 11:00.He was suppose to flu out at 13:00 so we left to come home.At 15:30
they were just leaving Charlotte.They were delayed due to the storms.At 20:30 He called and was again delayed due to weather.They had another delay 2 hours.He called 21:50 and was in San Antonio,Then the last call was before he got off the bus after 23:00 at the base.He was anxious to say the least.I told him he could do this,God was with him and we loved him. Also if Davy Could do certainly he could. HA HA
Keep him in your prayers.
Love to all
Suzy will you turn the pic please. XOXOXMM :)