Saturday, December 14, 2019

It's Beginning to Look A lot Like Christmas

Hello Friends and Family, I know it's been so long since I posted~somehow life just gets in the way! I think because Thanksgiving was so late this year, then we had guests from Idaho and then the whole gang flew out to northern California to visit my brother and sister of my heart. They hadn't been able to make it out here this last year and we just all needed to love up on them. My brother is retiring and we never thought that would happen, as well as  Sue had a birthday on Sunday and both have had some health issues this year. One thing led to another and all 17 of us boarded planes for the weekend. Hubby and I arrived on Thursday and  after getting to my brother's, we headed to Santa Cruz to meet our dear friends from Carmel Valley. It was such a wonderful dinner on the wharf! Rich and Sue have known Dave and Aletha for the last 41 yrs and Aletha and I went to high school together.  Friday all four of us headed to Half Moon Bay for lunch at Sam's Chowder House and it was so good.  Susan and I went shopping in Los Altos in the afternoon. The rest of the gang had various activities on Friday and our plan was to meet for brunch on Saturday.  On Saturday morning we all met at a restaurant called Buck's of Woodside; can you imagine the patrons looks as we all entered the place. It was wonderful.
Next we gathered back at Rich and Sue's for a day together, which included lots of photos.
Back row-left to right-Rich, Sue, myself and hubby.  Those kneeling from left to right-Brent, Carrie, Kim and Eric.  Love this photo.
All the grands.
On Friday, Carrie's family went up to Armstrong Woods north of Santa Rosa-where we used to live.

It was a whirlwind trip that included going to Tech Interactive and seeing a dog movie at the IMAX theater, have lunch at In & Out, then spending more time with our loved ones, including going to church with them.  Finally, we all headed to the airport-we took up a whole area as you can see. Our flight was delayed and we didn't get home until about 4:45 AM Monday morning.

The rest of the week was busy, including breakfast Monday morning at my neighbors house(which I made it to), then on Friday my quilt mini group's Christmas party that a dear friend and I hosted. It was wonderful, but so glad it's over. Next weekend we are having five couples over for appetizers and wine to celebrate. I'd love to say I'll be back this week, but no guarantees.
Snow has returned, but we have almost all our shopping done and can spend snowy days wrapping presents.
I hope you are enjoying the season!

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