Friday, December 26, 2008

Christmas Day

We braved I-5 and made it up to Olympia. My parents have 24"+ of snow in their backyard and we had to park at the bottom of their hill and walk up to the house. Because of how difficult it was for guests to arrive at their house for Xmas, my sister who lives a few miles down the road offered to host dinner at her house instead. Her road was almost as bad, but we made it no problem. Ham dinner
Sammee, Nas & Cayden

B, Cayden & Grammy

Matty with a Christmas 'cracker.'

Sammee with her cracker crown.

Nas & Sammee

Matty & Buddy

Buddy & Mike

Buddy! He survived a brown recluse spider bite this summer. After 2 surgeries and countless antibiotics, he survived.

Samme playing Guitar Hero.

Tom & Mike

Conner & Kohl

Omid, Cynce & Papa (Omid is pretending to have had too much wine).

Wassail punch (recipe below)


Beer - chilling on Cynce's deck.

Grammy & Papa's back yard.

Merry Christmas!
We woke up to news that my alma mater's roof had collapsed. Shocking! Some of our family members still attend this school and it may not be ready for classes on Jan. 5th.
1 pint cranberry juice
1 6 0z can frozen oj (thawed)
2 c water
1 T sugar
1/4 t allspice
1 bottle Chenin Blanc
1 bottle ginger ale
1 orange sliced (& studded with cloves)
Simmer until warm & serve.

1 comment:

The Rinkels said...

I was sad to hear about CHS's roof too. That's bad news. And, I read it was mainly in the library and gymnasium - the two worst possible spots in my opinion. I hope they're able to get it cleaned up and repaired quickly.