Friday, December 31, 2010

A very merry Christmas

Dominic and I spent a very special Christmas in Yolo County, CA this year. My first Christmas with the in-laws and my first visit to downtown Sacramento. I was delighted to be a part of the annual caroling party, the very social happy hours, the family dinners and midnight mass on Christmas day. Thank you for hosting us!

The events started a week before Christmas with the neighborhood, family and friends caroling party. We gathered talented artists to play guitar, banjo, cello and bongo.

My only regret was that I didn't have my trumpet in California!

The kids danced, adults sang, and a good time was had by all. My dear friend and teacher from Armenia was able to join us for this holiday.

Thank you so much for the memories. From the blessing cake to the Cross Court pass, the family creche to the white elephant exchange. We loved spending time with you!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Tis the season

Christmas in the Bronx is in full swing in the our household. It's always an adventure finding our Christmas tree. Our first year in Seattle we had a Christmas bush, last year we cut down our own sad-looking Charlie Brown Christmas tree. This year we went with a Christmas fern!

Pretty impressive I realize. Unfortunately the fern branch is not as rigid as one might hope and so we were pretty limited in the number and type of ornaments we could hang. Nonetheless it finally feels like Christmas in our little corner of the Bronx.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Landmark Quiz

Dear West Coast Readers,

Please take a look at the photo below and leave us a yes/no comment to the following question:

Do you know the name of the cultural landmark where this photo was taken?

I am certain that by answering honestly you can end a marital debate and earn me a Chipotle burrito.