Sunday, December 29, 2013

Christmas 2013

John and I spent Christmas week with family in Boulder City. Aunt Jan and Grandma drove up from CA and were already there so when we arrived in town, we met everyone at Jack's Cafe for lunch. We had drinks and jalapeno poppers and wings and blooming onions...and I can't remember what else but it was all so good! Afterwards the women went to the local library to pick up some books while the boy went to the stable.
 Our cat, Havi, is not the only animal who can shake hands. Dolly the goat can also shake hands!

I wish I could tell you about each day but this post would be very long so there is a slideshow at the end.
To sum it up we cooked all sorts of good food and ate and drank wine like kings and queens. There were homemade cinnamon rolls for breakfast, the best sea scallops and prawns for dinner one evening, seared to perfection prime rib roast another evening - OMG, I still drool at the memory!!
With no solid plans on schedules it was really nice to wake up, have breakfast, and chat with each other. John brought his bike and rode alone some days and went on a bike ride other days with friends.
The ladies went shopping one of the days and had lunch at the Elephant Bar.

When Christmas Eve came we were just spoiled, spoiled, spoiled with gifts. I love them all and the best part, is just sharing that evening with family over port and chocolate or was it ice cream with sparkles. I didn't want it to end!

We had received a Wine Trivia card game and we played that one of the evenings. Aunt Jan and Grandma won and Maggie and I were a close second! Before we knew it, it was time to head back home to Reno. But we were grateful for our time together, every minute of it.

I hope you had a nice Christmas and...Happy New Year to you!!

These are photos from our Christmas week:

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