Well the rest of December was incredible! So many fun things to do. My Em came over and we made jam. Me? Make jam? Yes, but it was the easy kind. A recipe I found over on Susan Branch's website. Cranberry Marmalade and it came out sooooo good. We had a great time filling jars while my girl was dressed as her version of Saint Nick.
Next up was a fun thing that the city of Missoula comes together to support and everyone loves. Santa Flies! On the 17th, the 4 of us gathered on the roof of my daughter's work building and waited in the very freezing temperatures to watch Santa fly by in his sleigh with his 2 trusty reindeer. Actually it is a light installation dangling by a helicopter, but who cares. It is great! I love all the videos that come out and are posted on Facebook and all the kids in the area are yelling and waving their Hellos! Awesome.More lovely fun came about when we attended the Holiday Spectacular Ice Show in which my daughter skated. It was so much fun and she did so well. She is learning more and more each year. And we couldn't be prouder of her.
With Christmas Eve, Em and I went to church for the first time in 2 years. Fully vacced and masked. And it was worth it to sing and feel the joy of everyone gathered. We picked up Jules on the way home and then spent a wonderful evening being together the 4 of us. We ate and played games, drank our special drinks (I even had 2 shots of Fireball Whiskey!) and enjoyed our company. Then we gathered again on Christmas Day to enjoy a turkey dinner and shared a couple of little presents. Simple, quiet, safe and so much fun.
Em and I do a holiday show each year and this year we did something new. We went to Spokane, Wa. to see the Broadway production of Anastasia! I must admit, when we first decided to do this a year ago, I worried about driving in what would most likely be snowy conditions. It was a little dicey at times, but Em got us over the pass just fine and we had a marvelous time. We stayed at the beautiful Davenport Grand, did some shopping and saw the most wonderful show. We dressed up, and wore the matching bracelets I had made and we were having so much fun, people wanted to take our picture! I bought my girl a fancy tiara, we drank signature drinks, and oh the music! What incredible voices. I will remember that evening forever. And Washington state does it right, you had to be vaccinated and masked to attend.
So there we are. I am now taking down the decor and looking forward to 2022. Because I always look forward. May everyone have a wonderful life! Always, Kit