Thursday, December 26, 2013

Happy Birthday and Happy Retirement

Merry Christmas from the Davis family
The Davis family has literally adopted Pokie and me as part of their family, we are very grateful for that. The holiday seasons are always very special for all of us, a sense of belonging and love.

It all started as a humble beginning when I took the train and met Joan and a group of fine folks in the wee hours of the day. That was almost 15 years ago, one day we were invited to their Thanksgiving dinner party and it was indeed the start of a very loving friendship that we all cherish.

Now, Joan is retiring, no more waking up early, this she will have to get use to it. Christmas is also her birthday, so Happy Birthday dear Joan.

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Merry Christmas 2013

Bridgeport Village
This evening was not raining, so it’s a good day to take picture outside, the temperature was also mild. I got this idea from a person who took some pictures about a week ago, but he was not using a tripod and used a very high ISO that I am sure make the images a bit grainy (noise). So I decided to use a tripod with a remote switch, but it drew attention to the security guard of the mall who came to me and told me not to take any buildings, just the lights, so I quickly agreed and I made sure to tell him that I have no commercial intent, just a hobby. Here are some of the images outside; otherwise my camera will in the storage, hibernating until spring comes. I wish you a Merry Christmas.

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Holiday Cookies 2013

Moonstruck Chocolate

The highlight of the Beaverton Culinary Institute is the yearly Holiday baking where we make variety of cookies and swap them when done. This year is no difference when it comes to the excitement; but I think we make more cookies than any other years that I can think of. Here are some of the cookies that we make.