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Monday, December 25, 2017

Merry Christmas!

Christmas Eve, Candlelight Service
Weather: It's snowing! We are having a White Christmas!

Today: Christmas. We plan on driving up toward Mt. Rainier to have dinner with our daughter and her in-laws. But the weather may have other ideas.

View of our front garden. Snow and lights.

Our backyard, photo taken this morning, Christmas day. And more snow is falling.

Yesterday: We had a family celebration here with a ham dinner. Our grandson and his parents came over after church and we spent the day together eating, opening gifts, and enjoying each other's company. Then they had to run to prepare for another church service and a party with our son-in-law's family. It had just started snowing. No one thought it would amount to much. A trip that usually takes 45 minutes, took nearly two hours, so they missed church. They said they saw 17 cars in ditches. We don't know how to drive in snow around here!

Our grandson and his parents. Ian is wearing a tuxedo!

News from our area: This week we had a train derailment in our area, between here and Olympia where Don works. It happened as a train was approaching a bridge over the freeway. The accident crippled traffic in the area for three days. It just so happens that there is no good drive-around route from that spot. Don had to work from home for three days. It unfortunately coincided with our Internet going down. At one point he gave up, took some vacation time, and went Christmas shopping.  Here is a computer simulation of the accident:

Right now: The Hallelujah Chorus is playing on the stereo. A sign that Christmas festivities are getting ready to start around here.  Merry Christmas!!!

Silent night, holy night!
Son of God love's pure light.
Radiant beams from Thy holy face
With dawn of redeeming grace,
Jesus Lord, at Thy birth
Jesus Lord, at Thy birth


  1. Wonderful photo of the Adams! And the snow on Christmas was perfect, although I was thankful for my new Subaru. See you soon! xoxo

  2. I was so sad to hear about the train derailment, something really needs to be done about rail transportation in this country. We seem to be so behind the rest of the world! I have seen lots of photos of the snow in Washington from my friends who live up there--it's all so beautiful.


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