Friday, January 01, 2010
When last you heard from us we were leaving Trinidad for the holidays at home in Vermont. Thanksgiving and Christmas were both marvelous with all but our daughter Zoe and her family present. Our oldest son Josh, his wife Michal, and their children, Daniel, Ariella and Maya came for both holidays and in fact were still enjoying themselves in our home when we left it!
James and Sean drove up from Washington DC for both holidays as well and Scott's brother Brent and his wife Wilma were able to make it for Thanksgiving. This was a late year for snow in Vermont. For the first time in our memory not one mountain opened for Thanksgiving weekend. It was mid December before there was enough snow and cold weather. Scott and I didn't ski AT ALL!
That's the first winter for me for 41 years. Josh, Daniel and Ariella did however, that's the latter two under all that ski clothing! We did however play lots of games and make jewelry & bead work. Daniel is already a formidable chess opponent. That's him playing with James, Josh looking on above.
We had our annual Holiday Open House at our friends Karen & Ted Martin's home in Winchester. This allows us to catch up with our old friends around the Boston area at least once a year. I started giving this party with my first roommate in Boston, Juanita, in 1969, so this was the 40th year.