On Christmas night, Shirl and I left in our Santa Fe, and made it to Jamie and Amy's new home two days later. Here Jamie and Shirl are loading our housewarming gift to the couple, a new kitchen table and chairs from IKEA.
This is taken from their backyard. Nice. Ducks, a great blue heron and some crazy looking underwater-swimming bird were seen on the lake.
Guardian of the house is Bowser, an only-sometimes vicious English bulldog, seen here on the screened back porch.
See what I mean? Nice pastels, no?
Next year, God willing, there will be five stockings hanging in this home: Jamie's, Amy's, Bowser's, Pepper's, and our grandchild's!
Here are Jamie and Amy, whose wedding we celebrated in this blog a couple of years ago.
While Shirl was in Colorado for her extended vacation, I drove over to Shaftsbury, Vermont, to visit our second son Jesse and his bride, Cally, whose wedding we also reported here back in June of 2012.
Shy to a fault?
The young McDougalls are "splitting their time" between an apartment in Rockport, Massachusetts, and the Pullman Family Farm in Shaftsbury. Here, Jesse is seen with Jim Pullman, Cally's uncle.
And here is the handsome Orville, sleeping next to Jim in the living room of the farmhouse.
|Our Christmas Tree, as seen from NH Route 175|