It was a semi-white Christmas
Just as we headed out towards my mother’s house around noon yesterday, it started to snow. One thing I love about snow in Seattle is it usually doesn’t stay around too long. It was a wet snow, with really no accumulation, but it was still snow, and it was pretty.
This was the view from my mother’s balcony just as it started to snow at her house.
And the view of downtown Kirkland. Notice someone put a Santa hat on the top of the lamppost. I didn’t notice that until after I snapped the photo.
I’m happy I made it through the day unscathed. It was very pleasant. I enjoyed the time with my family, and showing off my daughters, son-in-law, and grandkids to old friends who stopped by my mom’s house. The food was fabulous. Carolyn is a terrific cook and there was more than enough for everyone. There were also more than enough presents for everyone, and Mom gave me money to go hit the sales today, so I’m doing that shortly. I am so not the get there by 6 AM kinda girl anymore, so if I make it before the doorbusters end at one, I’ll be lucky.
Here’s my mom with the three grandkids. Evan (baby Santa) is snoozing away. He slept the entire visit. Cayden had his hair spiked up just like his dad’s and was adorable, as usual. Elise got this new cat (which she is holding) that’s kinda freaky. It blinks at you, purrs and meows. She loves it, though, and we had to dig out a spare kitty collar for her to have. Pink, of course.
Everyone enjoyed holding baby Santa aka Evan. He’s just so squishy and snuggly and warm, who wouldn’t?
Mama and baby:
Sister and baby:
Cayden playing on Grandma’s exercise machine. He figured out immediately how to use this, with no explanation from an adult.
And pictures of the family with Carolyn (who is also family, now, but the one of all of us didn’t turn out.)
And one with me in the middle.
Now, I’m off to go shopping! Happy Boxing Day, as the British say.