Eileen, Kathy, Paula & Carla
December 11, 2008
Rich & Penny
Holiday fun has seemed to take over our lives as we have continued to be so busy with events, parties, holiday decorating and the like that we have hardly had a moment to slow down. Difficult economic times may dampen the holiday spirits of some, but on the other hand, I think that there is a hidden silver lining in that maybe the focus this holiday season won’t be so much on stuff, but more about what is truly important, family and friends.
Michael & Dr. Mayfield
We are blessed to have a wonderful family and many, many incredible friends and I find the difficulty in the season is trying to slow down enough to appreciate them and hold onto memories as they rush past us in our daily lives.
Marlo & Jodie
This past weekend was one of the highlights of the Key West holiday season, at least in my opinion, the annual Holiday parade. The parade demonstrates every year what a joyous and close knit community that we have here, as many community groups, social organizations, churches and local businesses come together and create floats to entertain the throngs that line the parade route.
Kelsey & Lisa
This year, we were invited to the home of George & Carla Bellenger for a pre-parade party. It was great, especially to see all the excited kids who were there. Being with friends and watching happy kids is really what the holidays are all about and we had a great time. The parade actually came up way to fast and we had to rush down to our pre-selected parade watching spot, near Sam Holland’s Conch House guest house, which hosts another wonderful parade watching party each year.
The Conch House
Tara & Carol
We watched the parade, making sure to select a spot near the cutest kids possible, since float riders rain candy down upon kids throughout the parade. Having long arms, a wide berth and a crafty disposition, I am able to snag plenty, which sadly Kathy makes me turn over to the nearest adorable child.
Eric, Betsy, Rosie & Annie
The party at the Conch house brings out a tremendous amount of locals and it is great to see everyone. Afterwards not wanting the fun to end, we joined our friends Bill, Nancy, Mark, Haven & Elena at the Bottlecap Lounge for a nightcap. A great evening all around.
Dani & Emma
Katie & Abby
The next day, we spent the day at the beach helping celebrate some birthdays of yet more precocious children, this time from Kathy’s preschool. Twins Katie & Abby were turning four and little Zoe was turning three and it was one big, fun combined birthday at the beach. Thanks to Kathy’s job, we get invited to many such events and it is always fun to watch kids playing together and having fun. We get all the enjoyment without the work of raising kids. I marvel at how the parents do it. I get worn out after a few hours just watching kids.
Francois, Tara & Zoe