Saturday morning I met my two daughters at Crockett's Public House
for a delicious breakfast before a day of shopping.
A toast to the season with Pineapple Mimosa's.
Sweet and brave smiles.
Both of my girls are going through
difficult health issues.
Heather has Adult Diagnosed Cystic Fibrosis
and Jennie has just been diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis.
Despite these challenges they remain cheerful,
determined, and strong.
They are my heart and every moment
I get to spend with them is precious.
They have a wonderful sense of fun and we
always have a good time together.
The restaurant was a busy place and we had
a delicious breakfast in lovely surroundings.
It was a cloudy day, but unusually warm for December.
As I walked out to the parking lot in this historical town,
these birds on a wire caught my eye.
Aren't we all 'Birds on a Wire' - balancing life
through the winds of change?
Restaurant workers taking a break.
I worked in restaurants for years
when I was young.
I know what hard work it is.
Don't forget to tip your wait staff :)
We started out at a big Christmas Fair with booths of
merchandise at a large venue, but we were disappointed,
as it has changed from a craft fair
to a commercialized venue for import
We battled through the heavy crowds for a little while
and then found ourselves wanting to flee the noise,
jostling crowds, and confusion.
We ended up in the sweet little town of Sumner, WA
with its 'Hallmark Movie' Christmas shops.
We arrived right before the Christmas Parade!
But we were in need of a calming glass of wine.......
so we sat out the parade while we chatted and nibbled
on tasty appetizers.
Afterwards, Jennie bid us goodbye, and Heather and I
did a bit more shopping.
We ended our day at one of Heather's favorite shops,
Every time we shop in Sumner, she takes me here.
It is French inspired and the beautiful displays invite
The charming proprietress, Kim Lee.
She manages to run this darling shop while raising three children.
Everything is so lovely.
Even the ceilings are beautiful.
I paid close attention to what Heather admired.
I will be returning.......
with Santa :)
If you are ever in Sumner, WA, be sure to visit
this charming little shop.
It was a lovely day, and all too soon it was over.
Every day I spend with my loved ones
is a wonderful gift.
Thank you, Dear Friends for coming along with me.
I hope you know how much I enjoy your sweet visits.
I also hope you are enjoying this beautiful Christmas season
despite the hustle and bustle.
I am way behind in decorating, but I hope to have
things done by this week and give you
a little peek.
Until then, take good care, my Friends.