As darkness fell, the town sparkled with lights.
We attended the tree lighting ceremony, and then had dinner at the Tides, a favorite local watering hole.
On Sunday we baked some more cookies, watched the Seahawks finally win one, and then attended an open house.
Dale and Betty Parkhurst live in north Seattle in the same home where they raised their family. For years they have decorated their home and opened it to others. We attended an open house many years ago when our kids were young, but haven't been since. Dale and Tom are related, second cousins once removed is what we figured out. We decided it was time to reappear.
This couple is seriously into decorating. I think they said they have 67 trees of various sizes this year. In addition they have an extensive collection of nativity scenes, a Santa collection, and another of reindeer. With the lights inside and outside the living room is a sparkly wonderland, and everything is color coordinated. Betty changes the color scheme every year, so she stores everything by color.
The bedroom goes Victorian.
The den is aglow in white and crystal.
The kitchen is Santa Claus Land.
This cluster of nine trees in the dining room is devoted to the grandchildren and the children they sponsor in far off lands.