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Christmas 2016

Another holiday season, another time Santa spent extra time at the Jenkins house.  A few photos from this holiday season (not shown: the Frischer’s Christmas party):

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Last night the kids experienced a first.

Christmas caroling.

I initially came up with the idea as an outing for Reese’s Laurelettes group, but I expanded it to include Finn’s LightningHawks group as well.   We had roughly ten kids and ten adults in total, which made for a nice-sized group.  We went up and down 50th Avenue NE in Laurelhurst before singing our final song at the home of Tisha and Darren Patt.  From there we hit the Laurelhurst Beach Club to watch the Christmas ships pass by.

I’ll remember the night as a great time out with family and friends.  Finn will remember it as the night he did his first-ever solo.  That’s right: Finn and a few of his buddies were so excited to get to the next house that I finally gave him an ultimatum: slow down or sing solo.

He didn’t, and he did.  At the home of the Laurelhurst Fletchers.

Just a guess, but we may do it again next year.

 

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Last night the Miksis family joined us for Christmas Eve dinner at casa de Jenkins.  Good times were had by all save perhaps me: I ate so much of the excellent cuisine that I feared I might not be able to get out of bed the next morning.  (Turns out my fears were well-founded.

A few photos:

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Christmas 2015

Today the Jenkins fam celebrated Christmas.

I was told Santa was going to take it easy this year.

Not so much:

Tree

A few more:

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Last night the Jenkins fam joined the Walshes and the McAllisters for dinner at Sand Point Country Club.  The occasion was the annual Santa picture.  Unfortunately, I took no photos (as has been my wont lately).  But I did snap a photo of the photo:

Santa 2015

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Today Rhonda and the kids joined several of their friends for gingerbread house-making at Sand Point Country Club.  I was not there so I have no commentary to post here for posterity.  But Rhonda did have the camera working:

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Another year, another Christmas Day to be thankful for.

Things started out on Christmas morning.  Santa didn’t miss our house:

After a day of lounging we headed to the Fesslers for Christmas dinner:

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