Christmas at our house…
So it snowed a little bit last night and the seven days of Christmas continue at our house. The big event on Sunday, the 3rd day of Christmas, was that Carolyn arrived safely. She had an uneventful flight from Sofia and arrived jet lagged after “being awake” and traveling for 36 hours. She doesn’t much like the following picture but she pretty much felt like the picture shows.
On the 4th day of Christmas we were headed to Milton-Freewater, Oregon (eight miles away) for Sagers’ Shoes post-Christmas shoe sale, when we got a phone call from Nick (from Omaha). He and Kellie were excited to tell us that their house offer was accepted! So we did a drive-by to see their “new” house – they haven’t closed on the sale yet.
Carolyn and Charlotte found some great boots and shoes at Sagers’. I found a great wooden advertising bench that was probably 80 years old, but it wasn’t for sale – good thing because it wouldn’t have fit in our car. The sad thing was that my furniture hauling Yukon was at the car doctor (the good thing is that it survived).
Shoe shopping builds up a mighty big thirst so we headed over to the Blue Mountain Cider Company and Watermill Winery for a little tasting. Our good family friend, Tori, is the tasting room manager at Blue Mountain/Watermill and she was pouring on Monday. We all had a delightful visit and the girls – Jill, Carolyn and Charlotte – had a wonderful time tasting through the wines and some of the ciders – I was the designated dAd/driver, but still had a great time.