Monday, December 26, 2011

Christmas 2011

We had a very cozy Christmas season, starting quiet celebrations on the first day of winter with our annual candlelight dinner with the Careys, Rob got to hear awesome live music at friends' house, Christmas eve with the Carters, and Christmas afternoon and evening spent with the Harricks.  All was calm; all was bright.

Lucy knitted a scarf/shawl for a friend.  Jasper is taking credit for it.

Jasper's dream come true - a C3PO lego watch and a green turtleneck.  He even slept in the green turtleneck on Christmas night.  Thanks, Grandmomma.

Lucy also knit her Dad a hat (her first hat to knit).  She was quite proud as you can see.

And overalls from Grandma Gloria, in the nick of time, since we head to the farm later this week.

No funny business here...

Blessings abound for sure.  

Friday, December 9, 2011


Into the bright sunshine we will go today - Jasper and friend, Grandma Gloria and me - downtown to see the Nutcracker. The sun will also be shining on Lucy who will spend the day outside at Quiet Heart Wilderness School, "rendezvous day," where they celebrate the last of the fall session. Lucy has grown up these last few months, now getting herself entirely geared up and preparing her own lunch and backpack for the day - scrounging around for long underwear and wool socks herself. Beautiful and sad.
This weekend we celebrate Christmas with our parents, with Lucy's girl choir concert at Meany Hall, with friends on a lantern walk around Greenlake, with cozy time at home listening to Christmas music. I myself love nothing more than the rare (here in the pacific northwest) sight of bright sunlight hitting bare branches - even better if you see this while the dance of the Sugarplum Fairies plays and a little boy is shuffling through a box looking for tape.