Christmas: Part 1

The times they are a-changin’.

This post seems to be older than 17 years—a long time on the internet. It might be outdated.

Christmas is always an amazing time of the year, especially for college students I think. I love being able to come home and see everyone I know and catch up. I got all my shopping finished up on 23rd and then let the festivities begin on Christmas Eve.

On Saturday (T-minus 2 days ’till Christmas), we went to the Bellevue Nordstrom for Santa photos this year. All four humans (Mom, Dad, Brian, and I) plus all three owners (Jumper, Dunstan, and Buddy) made appearances. I’ll post photos when we get them back.


Mom took Jumper with her to go stand in line and then Brian and I showed up later with Dunstan and Buddy. Dad met us there on his way back from his Portland trip and we all smiled.

Our family has had a history of going to Duke’s on Christmas Eve since 1992 (says mom). This year, we decided to spice it up a bit and went to Salty’s. Salty’s was fun and we had a spectacular view of Seattle. It’s a buffet style evening, so we were able to taste many fantastic seafoods. A real perk of living in Seattle.


After Salty’s, it’s pretty much a semi-mad rush to church for the Christmas Eve service. We saw the Haner’s, the Puntigam’s, and Joyce (one of my old caregivers). The service was good. They forgot to turn out the lights during “Silent Night” though, and that made me sad. Afterwards, I saw Duane Mullen, Annie Mesaros, Katie Mesaros, and family, Liz Purday and family, Quinn McGinnis and family, Devan Owens, Jeff Towne, Carin Towne, Jeff Hanway and family, and Chris James, Lindsay James, I’m sure there were others too.

We came back home and opened a few presents….