Time To Visit And Dance With Friends (12/13/2015)
It's our last Old Ranch dinner dance of the year as December 25th is coming rapidly! We also celebrated Christmas, the last day of Hanukkah, two birthdays and then danced to the music of Steve Dudek!
We are so very blessed to have such wonderful friends to share the
holidays. Indeed, "It Is A Wonderful Life"
May love and light fill your home and heart at Hanukkah
The rain is coming.... It rained while we were inside and cleared up by the time
the dance ended! Perfect timing!
Poor Ed... Left out... He does, however, have his glass of wine!
Catching up with friends
Dressed for the holidays
All the way from the UK
Laid back and enjoying the season
"I did see Santa and he was tiny... Only this wide! "
...and directly from Santa Monica... Ellen and Bill
God bless all on this last night of Hanukkah
Did You Know? - Hanukkah, a wintertime holiday in Judaism, is also known as the Jewish "festival of lights" as its focus is on lighting the eight Chanukah candles during the eight days of the festival. Although not one of the more serious holy days of the Jewish tradition, it is still traditionally celebrated with specific foods and ceremonies.
Marianne visits each of the tables to share the joys of the season
"I am going to The Nutcracker and Paul promised to dance!"
Craig and Marianne
Iris is in the middle of a tall tale
Getting ready to have a picture taken!
Love is in the air!
"Glass of wine little girl?"
"Santa is coming this evening.... Right?"
"I got confused!"
"They found me"
"Lee is looking worried!"
Bob is learning about his new video camera!
...and it is powered by natural gas!
"I think I see a cake coming?"
Introducing Arturo... Wizard Of Cake
It's a knuckle burner!
Happy Birthday Paul and Jan!
Two kinds of cake courtesy of Leon and Marcia, our Resident Cakeologists!
Did You Know? - A "Cakeologist" is a master of cake selection and cake tasting and we are blessed with two MASTER CAKEOLOGISTS... Leon and Marcia!
All lit up... So are Jan and Paul!
"Jan! That a frightening amount of flame!"...
"Paul! What there was one for each of our collective years?"
"Here we go!"
The reflection from Paul's head derned near blinded the photographer!
Arturo has this down to a science!
The official cake tasters are on duty to save us all!
"Slice... Chop... Saw..."
It was a magic cake... It disappeared almost instantly!
Marianne tries on the "Cake Goggles"
"Here we go gang! Follow Del!"
Making the turn!
The Sax-Dude at work!
He is moving fast!