This was the first Christmas that our little family didn't celebrate together on the actual holiday. So, I invited Kyler to go to Semiahmoo Resort near Blaine for the weekend. The spa, hot tub, festive decorations, movie White Christmas, buffet dinner and the view! It is located on a spit jutting out into Puget Sound. Spectacular!
We celebrated Christmas, had the annual Beef fondue dinner and Crab legs, and exchanged gifts a week early. In the middle of dinner the lighted Christmas ships cruised by and we could hear the music. It was very special and fun.
Look up! We just don't look up in our city... busy with finding parking, looking for addresses, weaving through a bustling crowd or ducking under an eave from the rain. Volunteering as a tour guide for the Seattle Architectural Foundation has really added to my life. I have taken the time to learn about our city and in turn shared that information with people from as far away as France and Switzerland to people that live in buildings on the tour. This year I had the "Greatest Hits" tour approved by the Real Estate Department of Licensing as a 3 clockhour course for agents. In December, there was quite a crowd of real estate agents on the tour. Here we are on the James Carpenter Bridge, a functional piece of art in the Seattle City Hall.