Saturday, December 4, 2010

Christmas Kickoff!

 Bruce and I went down to BYC on Saturday to help with the annual decorating of the Club on Thanksgiving weekend. Since we don't decorate the house, I figured it would be nice to help out.  Unfortunately, my powers of decoration have deteriorated and I was sorely uninspired.  So... I was relegated to furniture moving instead of creativity.  
Bruce's creative powers are experiencing an even lower ebb... so he and the other guys hovered in the background while the women did their best to make the Club festive for the Holidays. 
Skipping forward to the next weekend...  Brittney and I spent the early part of the day finishing off the Christmas Shopping and wrapping.  Then I prepared a double batch of my Famous New England Clam Chowder to take to the Club for the Annual BYC Soups Potluck.  There were quite a few pots of bubbly brew that made it difficult to choose.  We have some great cooks!

Once we had done slopping up the soups, we all left the Club to go out and find a spot to watch the Annual Corpus Christi Illuminated Boat Parade.  It was a damp and dewy night but really balmy for the time of year. 

We participated in the parade the past two years and it was COLD! This year was a real treat! The only thing we had to worry about was a wet bootie and frizzy hair!

The Boat Parade was very nice.  There were quite a few participants that went all out.  The crews were jubilant and we cheered them on as they motored by.  We know just how much work they put into this!  It was just beautiful! 

Many thanks to the anonymous boat owner who provided our little group with a front row seat for the show!  We knew they wouldn't mind if they were here to be asked.  We decided to leave them a bottle of wine for their contribution to our fun evening with friends.

We all wandered back to the Club where we spent the rest of the night hanging out.  One group watched some sporting event on the TV upstairs, while another big group got out a game that was like electronic Charades.  We laughed until we cried!  It was a fun time and a great kickoff to the Holiday Season for Bruce and I.

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