Dec 28, 2010

Adventures at Christmas time


Hello again!  Seems like I might never come back to this space, but I had such a wonderful Holiday weekend and a fun Sunday afternoon adventure with my sister that i had to share.
My husband and I had everyone over to our place for Christmas which included his family for Christmas Eve dinner (minus Anna who is in Cambodia...we miss you!!!) and then my family joined everyone for Christmas morning breakfast.  
It was such a blast to have everyone celebrate the Holiday in our home.  Peter made Christmas Eve dinner which was Cioppino over roasted garlic mashed potatoes with a side of crab cakes.  My sister in-law brought a great Broccoli salad and I made my Aunt Lynda's famous Sweet Potato Crescent Rolls.  Breakfast Christmas morning included Norwegian Pancakes, fresh fruit, bacon/sausage and mimosas.  Yum!! We definitely know how to eat well around here.

My niece and nephew ran around the house so excited for Santa and church and dinner at Uncle Steve's.  We played Dominoes, Scattergories, an insane version of the TV show "Minute to Win it" and the Box of Things which is a pretty hilarious game to play with your in-laws. All in all it was a great Christmas with the family.

Sunday was all about hanging with my sister!!  We started off with a coffee and then decided to do a little tour of Tacoma which included visiting the home where Bing Crosby was born, then onto Stadium High School where my husbands grandparents went to school and the famous Heath Ledger movie Ten Things I Hate About You was filmed.  Then we took a stroll across the Bridge of Glass with original blown glass pieces by Dale Chihuly.  We ended our adventure with a stiff Martini at the Harbor Lights...made popular by Tacoma elders who love a good early bird special!

I hope you all had a great Holiday with family and friends.

* [All photos taken by Alanna Hart except for No. 6 - face behind the martini.]


  1. Ur followers have the right to know that ur sister took 6 of the 7 photos, the love of photography ruins in the family! Lol I love you!

  2. I have to tell you how much I love looking at all your photos. If I ever got the energy, I would be a photographer. Until then, I will admire your photos and artistic talent! Great to "see" you!