Right now, it’s the end of June and the end of the fourth month of Armageddon. I can’t believe it’s only been 4 months; it feels like an eternity that I’ve been stuck in this house. It also feels like eons ago that I got to do all the cool stuff I’m going to tell you about from December.
First, I made my third trip of 2019 to Rochester, NY, to hang out with family the second week of December. I got to visit with my sister, brother-in-law and nephews and participate in the annual Polish Christmas cookie frosting tradition. I love that something that Erica and I used to do as kids we can now do with her kids. The boys love getting creative decorating the cookies after Erica and I frost them.
The visit went by quickly and it is always great to visit around the holidays.
The week after that, I had the pleasure of attending one of the most weird holiday events ever with my dear friend Heather: Camp Christmas. It is really hard to describe this. It was a massive art installation in a warehouse consisting of the history of Christmas throughout the ages combined with a ton of lights, fascinating stories and lots of…pink. You could walk right through it all as it wound around, and there were a lot of interactive bits, including a paper passport you got at the start that you needed to stamp throughout the exhibit. Let’s just have the photos do the talking!
So….yeeaaaahhhh….I think you have to be on acid to fully experience it but I will ABSOLUTELY go again!
Anyhoo, then it was Christmas. This year, we expanded the Polanycia clan to SIX with the additions of both nephews: Colton who is going to a local university here and staying with my in-laws and Michael who is living with us since returning from Japan. That of course meant there were more antics than usual!
But of course, the obligatory family photo at the dinner table.
So, Christmas was chill as always with food, gifts, a traditional non-Christmas movie (can’t remember that far back to what it was) and generally hanging out.
And, last but not least, it’s always a good time when you can close out a very fun and eventful year with a HOCKEY GAME. JC and I attended the Avalanche game on New Year’s Eve that always ends with some great indoor fireworks!