Corona de Tucson
December 26, 2022
Last year, we were invited to Kevin's and Stacie's home for Christmas dinner. It was so nice being among friends at Christmas. The 10 or 11 years before last year, Joe and I spent Christmas...just the two of us. So, you can imagine the excitement around our house as we planned on having Jamie and Andra here for a long 3 day Christmas week-end. Meals were planned, groceries were bought, errands were completed, the vacuuming and mopping was done, we enjoyed a couple of beautiful sunsets...and then it was Friday.
It was a wonderful week-end. We enjoyed the outdoors...playing games
|And no, Andra and I didn't win the corn hole championship, but we didn't get skunked either!
and watching a team of 5 Harris' Hawks (three in the pine tree on the right side of the yard and two in the pine on the left side)...
Jamie grilled filet mignon...cooked to perfection...for Christmas Eve dinner.
It was fun setting the big table.
And I especially enjoyed the view from the kitchen sink.
After dinner, we sat around the fire serenaded by the howling coyotes and hooting owls.
Christmas morning, Jamie and Andra had gifts for the pups.
|Jack got a crab...because he IS crabby!
|Sally got a turtle...because hurry is NOT in her vocabulary!
|And Dover got a hedgehog...we often find her curled up in a ball and easily startled by sudden movement.
And meet Ozzy. He is our 8 month old grandpuppy and just about the sweetest puppy we have ever known. He is an Aussiedoodle...playful, protective (especially of Dover), very smart, loves to watch TV and a great addition to the family.
I spent the afternoon (today) putting away Christmas. Everything is marked and sealed and ready for next year. All that is left to say "it was Christmas" is a poinsettia on the kitchen table, my new red quilt, a small tub of party mix. And, thank goodness for the memories made.
I can hardly believe we are wishing everyone a healthy and happy New Year.
My how time flies!
Until next year...next time...
HAPPY TRAILS !