A DECEMBER PHOTO DUMP

Jet lag can be a real bummer. I just got back from a 18-day trip to Thailand, Laos, and Singapore, and right on cue, I’m jet lagged: tired by mid-day, waking up at odd and early hours, hungry at random times. Feeling these symptoms isn’t surprising, per se, but what always gets me is how one-sided my jet lag experience is. Every time I travel abroad to Asia, my body adjusts perfectly—and rapidly—on the way there. But on the way home, I’m totally destroyed by jet lag for days. Throw in the fact that I came back during the month of December, where there is LITERALLY non-stop holiday activities!!! Ahhhhh!!!

…which is why I’ve been so behind with blogging. I’m burnt out! And the truth is that the longer I go without blogging, the more overwhelming the next time pressing publish feels. Every morning I wake up and tell myself I will not allow myself to sleep again until I’ve posted, and yet night after night I weakly succumb to the pillow.

But it ends today. Well…sort of…I decided to just do a BIG scroll party! So sit back and enjoy!

CHARLIE BROWN TREE
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Oh Christmas Tree! Oh Christmas Tree! The only one I’ll be putting up!

COLIN’S TOY DRIVE
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My good friend Colin and his team over at John L Scott Real Estate hosted their 2nd Annual Toy Drive. It was held at Vino @ The Landing and over 850+ toys were donated to Seattle Children’s hospital!

NANCY’S CHRISTMAS PARTY
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The first of many Christmas parties to come! Held at Girin restaurant, there was over 20+ of us each having to bring a $25 white elephant! Best part of all – someone bought in a dozen Trophy cupcakes only to have it ruin because I couldn’t follow instructions! Sorry Jeff!

THUNDER FROM DOWN UNDER
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Enough said.

SANTA’S WORKSHOP
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For as long as I lived in Seattle – my girlfriends and I would always do a Christmas gathering. The Su family hosted it this year with Santa’s workshop as our main theme. We did an island style potluck, played fun and somewhat embarrassing games, and did an interesting twist to the white elephant!

SCOTT BRADLEY and POSTMODERN JUKEBOX
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For those unfamiliar with Bradlee and his band, PMJ takes modern pop songs and arranges them into different musical styles – whether Prohibition-Era or ’50’s Jass, Classic Country or Motown. I was super stoked to listen to them play at Showbox Sodo with my music loving sidekick Nance!

A CONCORD PARTY
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great company + great food + unlimited drinks = a perfect Christmas party!

ZOO LIGHTS
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In numbers, it’s 375,000 LED lights strung up throughout the western and northern ends of the zoo (the LED piece makes the whole event quite energy efficient). They are “sculpted,” hung on wire frames, to depict wild animals and places: a leaping tiger; a luminous replica of the Aurora Borealis, with animated bears, moose and wolves surrounding it; elephants moving towards a watering hole on the African savanna (a personal favorite of mine, ingenious). To escape the chill we step into the warmth of the indoor Day Exhibit, which houses reptiles and amphibians, including a komodo dragon, turtles and a crocodile or two.

MERRY CHRISTMAS
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From our family to yours…Merry Christmas and have a wonderful New Year

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