Christmas Ships

Since 1949, the Christmas Ship Festival has been a Seattle tradition. The Argosy Christmas Ship sails to parks and communities throughout Lake Washington, Lake Union, and Elliott Bay and performs for the people on shore. Seattleites also deck their boats out in Christmas lights and decorations and follow the cruise ship around.

Christmas Ships: Me, Mom, and Amanda

Me, Mom, & Amanda on Peter’s boat

Last year, Uncle Peter took us out on his boat, but the wind was so strong that we didn’t go out on Lake Washington where the Christmas Ship festival was. This year, the wind was better, but it was a bit of a dreary, misty day.

Christmas ships: Nick, Tucker, and Cassie

Nick, Tucker, and Cassie

Along with taco dip and chips, Nick and I brought some homemade peppermint bark. The recipe is really easy and the peppermint bark is really yummy, so I highly recommend trying it out. 🙂

We have two new members in our family this year. Last month, Uncle Peter got Tucker (Boston terrier puppy) and last week, Grandma and Grandpa got Cassie (Pekingese Pomeranian puppy). They’re super tiny and it was fun watching the two of them get acquainted with each other and play.

So that was what we were up to on Sunday. On Monday, Nick was sick and he wasn’t feeling any better today, so we stayed home instead of going up to my grandparents’ cabin. For Christmas Eve dinner, my family has a traditional Swedish dinner (one of the best things about Christmas), so I did some last minute improvising and made Swedish meatballs and mashed potatoes for Nick and me. Sadly, no lefse or potato sausage, but that’s okay. Hopefully, Nick will be feeling well enough that we can join everyone at the cabin tomorrow, but at least we’re together. 🙂

Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas!

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