Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Carols at Christmas

        I love Christmas Carols, don't you?

 Every December, if I am not working as an Innsitter, we go to Seattle to visit friends and family. One of the wonderful holiday traditions we enjoy there is the Christmas Caroling Party at the Stillman home.

Charlie and Susie Stillman are the hosts of this annual party as well as the parents of our son-in-law and also good friends of ours. We always look forward to their
Christmas Caroling Party.

There are lots of good voices [I am NOT one of those but I do love to sing carols!]. There is also usually  an accompanist and this year we had a very exuberant rhythm section. Aren't they sweet little angels?

                                                                                  Of course all that singing can make you work up and appetite. Susie and Charlie put out a great spread of party treats to be enjoyed by all.

Including a very elaborate cheese board with labels to help identify cheeses from all over the world. Yum!

Below is my wonderful son-in-law, Fred, carving turkey for all of us.

Such a great Christmas Caroling Party! Such a great way to enjoy family and friends at the holidays.

I hope you all are enjoying wonderful holiday traditions of your own.

                                                                         Happy Holidays!


Tuesday, December 6, 2016

It's a Wonderful Life!

   It really is a Wonderful Life! One of the wonderful things in my life is that the last few holidays I have gotten to be an Interim Innkeeper in Cannon Beach Oregon. Kirk and I have a tradition of attending the holiday show at the Coaster Theater. This year we really enjoyed their performance of "It's a Wonderful Life".

One of our other holiday traditions is to have our daughter and our little granddaughter come to visit us to celebrate the Haystack Holidays. in Cannon Beach.

We usually start our weekend with a visit to Santa in Seaside at the Providence Festival of the Trees. This year they had story telling, cookie decorating, ornament making and all kinds of things for little ones [and not so little ones] to do.

            Then we try to fit in time to feed the seals at the Seaside Aquarium  and ride the beautiful carousel at  Carousel Mall - this year we rode it FOUR times.... they actually have two reindeer as carousel animals!    After all of this we end up with the Lamp Lighting at Sandpiper Square in Cannon Beach.  Then we go back to our room happy but TayCee is exhausted!!

 What a wonderful weekend!
                                   It's a Wonderful Life!