The whole family is home on Bainbridge Island/Seattle (3 kids still living here & 2 back from college).
I’ll start and finish my Christmas shopping tomorrow morning in downtown Winslow. There are less than 10 or 12 shops along our main street, but that’s more than enough for me. I don’t buy a lot of gifts and don’t expect much either. Christmas means more than that.
Tomorrow evening we’ll take the ferry over to downtown and walk up the hill to St. James Cathedral for 5:30 mass. We’ll then walk down to McCormick & Schmicks for our annual X-Mas eve seafood feast. After dinner and a few drinks we’ll probably walk through one of the upscale hotel lobbies. They have great looking Christmas trees for taking a family picture.
On Christmas we’ll open a few gifts, I’ll go for a run with the boys, and we’ll just hang out. Jill bought a small turkey for what looks to be the second feast in two days.
It would be nice to be back home in the Midwest with the extended family. But with the kids getting older, they appreciate Seattle and what are becoming our annual traditions. So do I.
Wish you all a Merry Christmas and Happy Holiday.