Our friends (the Drs. B and their family) came over to cut their Christmas tree at the tree farm and have dinner with us. We made our first fondue, and it was fun AND delicious!
We hosted Christmas day for Gregg's side of the family - potluck appetizers and dessert in the afternoon, for as long as anyone wanted to stay. Kim & Alfonso (next-door neighbors) joined us later, bringing some of Kim's delicious specialties (they own Burrata Bistro & Paella Bar) and Alfonso's guitar. It was a great treat to listen to him playing and singing. Our last guests left around 1:30 A.M.
Last night, we went to the All-Academy Ball, an event hosted by the Washington State chapters of parents' clubs of the United States Military Academies (West Point, Annapolis, Air Force and Coast Guard). Our dear friend, Johanna, with whom David has attended school since the age of five, is a cadet at West Point (she was also accepted to Annapolis - she is a wonderful young lady!). Our families shared a table with a Coast Guard commander and his wife. We heard a deeply inspiring talk by a retired West Point instructor, heard from cadets and midshipmen of Washington State, honored the service of those presently in the military, heard beautiful singing of patriotic songs and danced.
Here we are before we caught the ferry to the city:
I'm hoping to get some photos of Cadet Johanna and her family, too. She looked so impressive in her dress grays, and beautiful in her ball gown.
Happy New Year to you!