Sunday, December 18, 2011

A New Tradition

Last night the siblings started a new Christmas tradition. Instead of buying each other gifts, we decided to gift ourselves with time spent together. So yesterday we met up in Seattle at Palomino restaurant for and early dinner and a white elephant gift exchange.

A lot of thought and junk cleaning was put into these gifts....such as:
The coveted "Bumpits" that I should have stolen from Meagan. Mistake on my part!
A really nice BB-Q condiment set...
This lovely tissue box holder (call if interested!)...
And what gift exchange is complete without a Snuggie???!! There was also artwork, a dancing/singing poinsettia and a few other trinkets. I think everyone was "really happy" with their gifts!!!

We did a little shopping while the guys took our gifts to the car.
We went to Pacific Place and Westlake Center. There were so many people out including an organized group of over a thousand Santa's! Bands were playing, carolers singing, street performers and just a great feeling of festiveness all around!!

 I don't know how I got this picture the way it is, but I thought it looked really cool!!!

We ended the night at Starbucks with a hot drink and conversation.

This was my favorite night this season!!! I'm so blessed to have such great "sisters and brothers"!! I hope we do this every year!!!!  And I hope Meg gives me another chance at the Bumpits!!!


  1. That is a cool idea! Glad you guys had such a wonderful time. No one had to cook and that is always good. haha

  2. Looks like a great evening was had by all! Merry Christmas :)

  3. The kids just don't realize how much fun we adults can have together! Hope you are doing well - lots of relaxing, watching tv, being waited on right? Merry Christmas my friend!

  4. nice post! thank you for sharing...happy holidays...blessings soraya

  5. I wish I were a Walton, too! Or part of the Ingall's family! We watch these shows on GMC and Medicine Woman...LOVE your blog title! Yes, of course you can share the santa unknown..Thanks for stopping by! Christie three pixie lane