It was a great year!
Dear Family and friends, First of all, I love the fact that so far we have proved the Mayan's wrong, we are still here. Christmas Season is here again, seems the older we get the faster it comes around! Good thing, because I love the Holidays and all the reasons to celebrate. As you all know at the beginning of November this year, Tom accepted a position with Brown and Caldwell, we are very happy with the decision it is great to have such enthusiasm for work back , and work with great colleagues and friends. Since Tom is the Honorary member of the Seattle office of B&C we had the opportunity to go to Seattle and attend their office Holiday Party, live band, great dinner, gambling, dancing and formal wear. We loved to meet lots of new people and revised old friends too. What a great time!There is something about downtown Seattle during Christmas; it is such an experience, the lights, the music the fashion, choir competition in the streets, displays of huge gingerbread houses adorned with thousands of pieces of candy, people from all corners of the world. For the past 4 years we have been attending the "Figgy Pudding Festival" downtown, happy we made it again. We had our "Christmas shopping Date" going to most department store there and best of all the fabulous Pike Place Market. We love sitting at some of our favorite spots and have the "World's Best Clam Chowder" or sipping 'Starbucks' hot chocolate and watching people, enjoying each other and contemplating how our love grows each day. We are so fortunate to have each other at this time in our lives. We are so much alike it is scary. We seem to always be able to sit and talk for hours philosophizing, pondering "what if's..." and talking about life in general. We do enjoy every single moment we spend together. We also cherish our family, our great children, all 8 of them, and even better than everything else our 19 adorable grandkids. We are all about creating memories, for that we can take with us whenever and forever. We cherish our friends, the old ones because they have made history with us and the new ones that also will enrich our lives as we embark on new and great adventures. 2013...Hold on tight... here we come! Our wish for all of us and all of you my dearest is that it will be a GREAT ONE ! Below are some pictures, since a picture paints a thousand words, that share with you some of the adventures and visits we had around the globe and around our hearts. Love you all, Please stay in touch, Carla