To feel like I'm ready to move on to the new year, I am compelled to write one last post remembering the last two weeks of December 2011. It was a very full holiday season for Mike and me. We followed many of our old traditions and added a few new twists to the celebrating. It was really quite wonderful, but as I sit here at the computer, I'm looking forward to the wrap-up today and the new post and art that will come with tomorrow.
Here's a photo essay of December.
My sister, Janice, helped decorate our tree before she took off for Senegal.
The day after their winter break started, I took Angelica and Marin to the Nutcracker.
Marin and Angelica had a week in Blue River before Christmas. (Marin with Little Bit)
Angelica is climbing up to the loft, where the girls tossed hay down to the horse and checked the barn kitty's food.
Two days before Christmas, the rest of the gang from Vancouver showed up.
We always have a big Christmas Eve dinner with friends and family. A new addition to the festivities was the entertainment the grandchildren put together.
And the evening moved on with lots of food and visiting and laughter.
A week later, Mike and I celebrated the new year coming in with family in Sun River. Whew!!
Happy New Year to all you readers. May 2012 be good to us all!