Tarp, check. Rope, check. Fryman saw, check. Tasty beverages for the ride up to Mount Creek Tree Farm, check. Patience, check. We kept up our Christmas tree hunt tradition this year – with very little debate over which tree to get (a 7-foot Noble Fir). As always, we ran into friends while at the tree farm (this year it was the Kelleys and the Dacquistos). The tree is now up in the living room, but we lost steam at the end of the day; so the lights and ornaments will have to wait ’til tomorrow night. Let the Christmas season begin.
This has been one of the better Thanksgivings in recent memory. We had the entire Fry family (Carl, Kaye, Kelley, Greg, Mike, Alicia, Lyndsey, and baby Colten) up to Fry Lodge Mud Bay. We’ve had a fire burning non-stop, and have been out in the boat checking the crab pot regularly (got a keeper this morning). Ruby put on a performance. Kristine pulled off an amazing Thanksgiving dinner. And the Huskers beat Iowa today! So much to be thankful for.
The Fry Family Quartet took a trip to Benaroya Hall today for another Lisa and Linda musical experience. And, like last time, Henry and Ruby got to try out some stringed instruments before the show. Ruby chose the cello. Doesn’t she look like a natural?
Henry’s St. Joseph Kindergarten class put on a Thanksgiving Feast on Friday, and Kristine and I were invited. At the beginning of the meal, the kids performed a song for all the parents. This is a recording of their rehearsal. Henry is the 6th cute kid from the left on the top row.
After a productive morning that involved wood stacking, vacuuming and wiping away construction dust at Fry Lodge Mud Bay, Kristine and the kids dropped me off at the dock as I began my journey to Chicago. Thank goodness for Kenmore Air. Can’t think of many airlines where the pilot loads your luggage and then asks if you want to ride shotgun.