|The remains of the Christmas pudding and sauce, Boxing Day in Seattle.|
Thank you Jeanne and Dan for hosting our family's Boxing Day gathering. Yes, we all brought dishes and treats, but you had a house to tidy and table to set. And for the first time, Dad was not present for his share of the Christmas pudding and camaraderie. I missed him and am still floored with the notion that I am now the oldest member of our family. Really. And thanks to Caroline for organizing the gift exchange.
|My friend Mary Jane brought her Seattle family to the party. What could be nicer than this photo?|
|Here's Steve contemplating his gift as Charlie looks on, approvingly.|
|The esteemed Hansen women, 2014.|
|Lauren contemplates the hot dog grill, the gift that appears every year. Lulu ended up taking it home. Where will it be a year from now?|
|Lovely to see Audrey, who is examining her Bama's silver bracelets, yes those two I inherited and love and wear almost every day..|
So, here are more photos, highlights of these last two jam packed weeks. I arrive back in Houston at 8:00 this evening and tomorrow I tear back into the HAA grant application, due January 6. Happy New Year to all.
|Caroline and I always engage in a 'clearing clutter' project. On this visit, it was her kitchen counter. Wish I had the before photo. This clearing job took three hours.|
|Walk with Mary B before she left for Portland. We're in Seattle's Tilith Demonstration Garden at Bradner Gardens Park. It is definitely winter time and those are definitely Brussels sprout stalks.|
|Caroline's Christmas Eve dinner - baked halibut with corn, bacon and scallions.|
|Lauren and I shared a photo shoot. Lots of tiny ladies and moss. I see another book ahead.|
|Craft afternoon at the Kleban's. You can see a bit of the 'before' kitchen counter in the background.|
Happy new year! Horoscope predicts a busy and creative year. I am assuming that means 'Finding Our Way', scheduled for October 8 - November 14 as a part of FotoFest 2015. I'm on it.