The actual Christmas celebrations began with Christmas Eve dinner with Paula and Andy and their two boys, featuring delicious ham, twice-baked potatoes, and a yummy salad. Oh, and prosecco, a $86 bottle of wine, and bean soup. Too much food, too much drink, too much laughter. No, there can never be too much laughter.
Since we were all up past midnight, Christmas morning was a little slow getting started. Boo and I had selected the tree from their property while out on snow shoes. Boo cut it down and we dragged it back through the deep snow.
First came the stockings, hung on the nearest post to the chimney?
Evan wore the Santa hat, and did his usual good job of distributing the presents. His definitely had a Tabasco theme this year, aided by Boo's trip to New Orleans in early December. The day was clear with a beautiful blue sky.
Christmas night saw Koko, Al and Joy bringing turkey, and Kent and Maria joined in for another festive dinner. The next morning, I had to drive back to Seattle, and it snowed the whole way.