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Warm Wishes to My Santa Moments in 2014!

December 24th, 2014 | Filed under: Holiday Events Holiday traditions My Albums | Posted by Elf jennifer

Baby

First Christmas!

2 Girls

Secret Santa

Dog

Santa’s fury friends

Faces

You’re never too old to see Santa!

Straight face Santa

Serious Santa

Fury Friend

Santa’s fury friends 2

Happy Santa

Happy Santa!

Santa’s Christmas Village at Country Village

December 4th, 2014 | Filed under: helpful hints Holiday Events Holiday traditions news planning your visit | Posted by Elf jennifer

Santa Claus is coming to town! Saturday December 6th will be a very festive day for Country Village! There will be laughter, warmth and cheer passed around as everyone awaits the much anticipated arrival of Santa Claus!

Country Village

Come sing along with a variety of carolers featured all day, visit with Santa’s reindeer, and snack on hot roasted chestnuts. At 7 o’clock Santa will parade through the Village on his miraculous Christmas float and attend the annual tree lighting ceremony.

Country Village

You can say hi to Santa at his workshop located in Country Village and get your professional photo taken with Santa, provided by Arthur & Associates.

Let the magic begin!

 

Santa Arrives with his Reindeer at University Village!

November 24th, 2014 | Filed under: helpful hints Holiday Events Holiday traditions news planning your visit | Posted by Elf jennifer

Santa Cabin at U Village

Santa’s Reindeer will accompany him on Santa’s first day at University Village! On Friday November 28th come and see the magical creatures and get your photo with Santa Claus, photography provided by Arthur & Associates.

Seasons Greetings!

Breakfast

A Big Northwest Welcome to Fall

October 20th, 2014 | Filed under: news | Posted by Elf jennifer

Fold up your shorts, put away the beachwear, it’s time for cozy sweaters and rain boots!

In the Northwest, fall is definitely a turning point. The brisk air blows, bringing with it the colorful leaves. This is the last bit of outdoor weather for the Northwest!

With fall comes new attire, new activities and a fresh round of crops!

Also at this time, Santa is preparing for his busiest time of year! He eats more cookies and drinks more cocoa, inspects all toy making tools with his elves, and of course starts his list!

Fall is an exciting season with a lot to offer, embrace it!

Fall Walking

Deck the Halls in the Northwest!

November 22nd, 2013 | Filed under: Holiday traditions | Posted by Elf jennifer

A message from Snowflake the Elf:

How do all of you get your Christmas Trees around the Pacific Northwest? I know there are a variety of ways and traditions. In the North Pole, elves march out into the snow, in hunt for the best lookin’ tree! First-things-first, I always check to make sure there are no critters inhabiting my future Christmas tree, and then I assess the branches making sure they are full and vibrant, and the last thing I do is check the trunk to be sure there is no rotting.

Northwest Christmas

I know that the Northwest has many mountains and I have heard that the Mountain Loop highway is a big Christmas tree hunting area. Just stop at the Verlot Ranger Station to purchase your tree permit of $10, then they’ll tell you where to go! Many people make a tradition of going down to the tree lots – a tasty opportunity to get some hot chocolate. Don’t forget to bring your camera for lasting memories!

As for decorating the tree, I love putting cards I receive onto the branches, tying bows on the branches, and collecting vintage ornaments found at thrift stores and antique stores! Share with your friends about how you decorate and get your tree, maybe you can get some ideas to add into your traditions!

 

Vintage Seattle

(Image courtesy of Pinterest – Jackie Molzahn)

Edible Reindeer Holiday Treats

November 21st, 2013 | Filed under: cookie recipies Holiday traditions seasonal recipes | Posted by Elf jennifer

 Peanut butter cookie

This is a fun cookie project to do with the kiddos, and a great edible display for your upcoming holiday party! The recipe is really very simple. Use your favorite peanut butter recipe, and accompany it with M&M’s (both big and mini) and mini chocolate-covered pretzels. The peanut butter cookie recipe I use is:

Ingredients:

1/2 cup of butter

1/2 cup of peanut butter

1/2 cup sugar

1/2 cup brown sugar

1 egg

1/2 tsp vanilla

1 1/4 cup flour

3/4 tsp baking soda

1/4 tsp salt

Large Red M&M’s

Mini Brown M&M’s

Mini Chocolate Cover Pretzels

Seattle Holiday

 

Directions:

Preheat oven to 375˚

Whisk flour, baking soda, and salt together in a bowl and set aside.

Beat until creamy the butter, peanut butter, sugar, and brown sugar. Add in the egg and vanilla and beat again until creamy.

Add the flour mixture 1/2 cup at a time and mix until combined.

Spoon out the cookie mixture and roll in you hand. Press slightly flat onto cookie sheet and pinch one end (for the nose).

Bake 10-12 minutes.

Right when they come out of the oven lightly press two pretzels for antlers, one large red M&M for a nose, and two mini brown M&M’s for eyes.

Let set, and then enjoy!