Wednesday, January 22, 2014


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Sunday, January 5, 2014


Tonight is Twelfth Night and traditionally the end of the Christmas Season.  It is a time for the last party and also the day we take the decorations and Christmas tree down.  Everything will be packed away in the barn and the house readied for 2014.

Wednesday, January 1, 2014


New Years Eve...Part 2.  We welcomed in the New Year with a Heritage Party, each of us bringing a dish from our country of  origin - England, Germany,  Norway, Austria, Hungary and Holland, and, of course, Havana (Misty, the darling Havanese). 
We all helped in the kitchen preparing the pot roast, walnut and cranberry salad, egg noodles, roasted root vegetables, salmon appetizers and bread.

Bob, our host, set a beautiful table and Hanna led the after dinner reading of New Years' Eve traditions from our different heritages.  It was a great time to look back and share  all the stories of our past years of friendship, too.  Happy New Year to Everyone!