What a busy holiday weekend for us! Yesterday afternoon we headed to Lake Oswego for the Friends of Multnomah Falls Board Christmas Party. Billie was the hostess and was born and raised in Texas, she makes a huge banquet of home made Mexican food. We had a great time. Then early this afternoon we drove along Marine Drive to the Portland Yacht Club for the annual Children's Christmas Party. There was a clown and then Santa arrived.. and a banquet of child friendly things such as macaroni and cheese, fruit and veggies, cookies and juice. Below is the beautiful big natural tree and my DIL Beth and grandson Michael.
Here is our son Travis, Dayle and Hayden. His wife had to stay home with Caleb as both had a cold. See all the burgees on the wall? They are from other yacht clubs that we have reciprocal agreements with, so we can use their marinas and services.Here is Michael and Gabriel. The navy blue "roll" is a lovely blanket with PYC embroidered on it - a gift to me from the Commodore as I was one of his committee chairs - I've done the website for 5 years. This is my last year doing it as they've decided to go with a whole new system where members can pay online and all. Not the technology that I am familiar with or even want to learn.
This is the view across the ballroom towards the Columbia River.
This is from the lounge.. our sailboat Stargazer is moored near the end of the middle row.
Our 3 grandsons had a BALL watching the clown, so did all the other kids!
The clown must have said something particularly funny here, our 3 boys are roaring..
Here is BJ the clown.I walked out on the patio to get a shot up the river.. several sailboats were out today as the weather was pretty mild.
Our boat is the 2nd from the end on "B Row" on the right.
Then Santa arrived.. here is Mike and Gabe on his lap.
Hayden was 3rd in line for Santa but ran off to play and had to get in the VERY last of the line.. he was doing fine, but the baby right in front of him cried on Santa's lap, so Hayden decided to refuse to sit on his lap. But he got a toy and one for his missing brother, too.
What a fun day for the kids and the adults too! Now, my DAR meeting tomorrow and then a few down days.. well, at least time to fill out a few Christmas cards!
((hugs)), Teresa :-)