Our lives now include living at one of the nicest senior communities in the USA. Rossmoor in Walnut Creek, CA. We will still travel in the RV but not full time.

Christmas with friend, Mary in her beautiful home.

As most of you know I am home for Xmas in a new and special way.  So I get to enjoy all my friends and events with a twist. I called Mary and said, “I will hold our traditional Xmas tea party at your house, ok?  All you have to do is set your beautiful table and make the coffee.  Oh, yeah, surely you will have the house decorated to the nines.”  The last time I did this was when I asked to have my wedding on her pool side deck.  So this was relatively small. We almost got a full table.  Esther, whose husband, Al, married Russ and I, was able to come early for a short time.  Jenean, Mary and my sister Kay sat down to incredible quiche brought by Jenean.  I love these women so much and am so thankful for our many years of sharing everything.  Yes, I am blessed in my relationships and am so happy to share with all of you who will receive this as my Xmas card. Russ and I spent the first of the week visiting northern CA.  His sister, my dear cousin Carolyn and my nephew and his girlfriend.  We were with people we love and we had the added joy of seeing geese, swans and ducks in the rice paddies of the Valley.  I saw thousands jump into the sky.

December in Northern California valley

Shasta in the background-the grasses are starting to green up








In addition to being with loved ones, I got to make Mom and Grandma’s famous Christmas cookies, share the recipes with another generation and help decorate for Xmas at my sister’s.

Russ and I want to send peace, love and joy and great good health to all of you this very very special 2011 Christmas.  

All dogs love to be in Russ's lap-the Minks dog (sister)

Here are a few more pictures of Mary’s beautiful home and my beautiful friends.  Please send me some of your Xmas pictures.

All around the house are these incredible scenes of Mary's collections.

a good sister to have

Esther and Mary's dog, Brock

I love you Jenean!

Comments on: "Merry Christmas to You All" (3)

  1. Troy williams said:

    Happy holidays to you guys!! We would love to see you and catch up. Our house is a mess currently due to a small flood in the downstairs bathroom—remodeling is the name of the game now. We went to a holiday party at your house given by Lynn and Jill . It was wonderful and we wanted to see how they decorated your house. It’s beautiful!! We miss you and would love a visit from u. We are off for 2 weeks now. We r in Lake Tahoe until Tues. The 20th. Call us and we will set it up. Love to u all and happy holidays!! Troy & Heather

  2. kristi johnson said:

    Love hearing back from you all. Really want to see you Williams after Xmas. Russ’s surgery is Thursday.

  3. samantha allen said:

    Merry Christmas! You look great as usual and so happy! Good to see. Lots of love, Samantha

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