Our Apartment: December 18, 2002|
Phoebe enjoyed hiding behind the tree.
Each year, we get an ornament with the year printed on it that somehow represents things that have happened during
the past year. This year, I bought a White House Historical Society ornament at the Air Force Base. (circular
ornament in the foreground, next to the white angel that my grandma made)
Long Island: December 21 - 28|
Here's the Christmas tree at my parents' house. (with Jazz)
Smoeky just made herself comfortable....
Pre-New Year's Celebration: Sunday, December 29|
After Christmas, Mike and I gave ourselves a present - a wonderful evening together! We started with an early dinner at the Briarwood Inn - one of our favorite restaurants (postcard below). They serve an appetizer (shown below), an equally tempting dessert tray, with of course a great meal and some wine between them. Mike had a fish dish and I had Elk medallions. Afterward, we went to see the "Wild Lights" at the Denver Zoo. Each year, the zoo puts up animated animal Christmas lights, such as elephants showering and hopping kangaroos. The night was unseasonably warm, so it was quite nice for walking around the zoo.
While Mike and I were in New York, Rannae and Rob watched Phoebe. Here she is adapting to life in his parents' basement.