|The entertainment center complete with remote lighting led candles!|
We did cram a lot into the holidays this year, and took advantage of every opportunity to make merry. We began by enjoying Thanksgiving with daughter Cathryn and her family in Portland, and then moved in with friends Micky and Steve for the remainder of that weekend. A visit to Piddock Mansion and shop til we dropped at Nob Hill on Thanksgiving Saturday put me in the mood to pull out all the stops with our Christmas decorating this year.
|Enjoying a pick me up caffeine break at Starbucks Nob Hill|
The next weekend found everyone here hearalding a visit from eldest daughter who lives in AZ. Carolyn wanted to christen my new raku kiln (source of a later blog), and the entire family turned out to join in the fun. We glazed, fired, mourned our losses and cheered our successes!
|In addition to firing the kiln, we baked about a thousand cookies, and my beautiful daughters made 3 batches of caramels!!!|
|The entry way into the Old Goat Farm! Can you imagine what else there was to see?|
Mason Medhodist church was the perfect setting for the South Sound Classical Choir. A few days later, the Fox Island United church of Christ hosted a marvelous Messiah sing along which included the Peninsula Civic Orchestra, the Peninsula Choir, the C of C church choir, and many members of the congregation and general public. It was like sitting in the middle of a recording studio! Followed by dinner at another friends home, that day was certainly the perfect Advent Sunday!
We were so grateful the world didn't end on the 21st, we thought it fitting to host a traditional German advent dinner with other Gig Harbor friends, and even threw in some classical English "Christmas crackers" with dessert.
|Judi and Jim larking around with the Christmas crackers before they all went POP!|
Now that I have recounted the highlights of December, and closed the Old Year of 2012, perhaps I'll move forward with some new blog posts for the NEW YEAR! Have a good one, everybody!