in a perfect world of yancies: Home for the Holidays

23 December 2011

Home for the Holidays

Since we have one or two amazing reasons why we can't really travel right now, we were happy that my mom was able to come share some holiday cheer with us here in Seattle.
Yancy & Mom at Benaroya
Enjoyed the decorations at Benaroya Hall. And really enjoyed the Seattle Symphony's performance of Handel's Messiah.

Seattle Symphony Holiday Fun

Had a nice time around Capitol Hill too. Elliott Bay Book Company was wonderful, and wonderfully helpful—even helped my mom ship some gifts overseas! Glad to see that local independent bookstores like Elliott Bay are having a good year.

Emily and I loved the Volunteer Park Conservatory's Holiday Display:
Volunteer Park Conservatory Holiday Display

And the Olsen Farms stand at the Broadway Sunday Farmers Market was a big hit:
Brent of Olsen Farms: Xmas Spirit

Potato wreath, garland, snowman, and tree:
Olsen Farms Xmas Fun
Leg of lamb and potatoes from Olsen Farms for dinner, along with brussels sprouts from Willie Green's. Delicious!

And of course there were presents!

New Gloves!

Thanks for a great year reader, and Merry Christmas!


  1. "One or two" reasons? Twins?! :) Looks like you had a fabulous time with your mom, and I love your tree. Missing you both! ~sara

  2. Haha! Just one reason I guess :)
    Sorry for the potentially misleading figure of speech!

    Miss you both too! My Skype interview means no visit to DC this break, but hopefully the three (!) of us can get out there soon!

  3. Thanks for the memories, and Merry Christmas to all! Love, Mom/Grandma X :) X