by Laurie Allee
Next week will mark 9 years since Jon, Raine and I moved to South Pasadena. I will always remember our first Christmas in our new house. We managed to decorate a tree and wrap presents, but 2-year-old Raine was more interested in all the new sinks she could use to "wash the decorations." Needless to say, there were a lot of soggy bows. (In fact, we never did turn the faucet back on in the living room wet bar.)
Although we were the new people on the block, our neighbors welcomed us like old friends. One brought us homemade marshmallows. Another brought fudge. Still another asked us if we wanted to go caroling with their family. We did ... and have done so each year ever since.
This year we have new neighbors. Their little girl is about 2 years old. I really hope they join us caroling.
Happy Holidays, everyone.
Check out some of my Christmas posts over the years. Want to leave a comment? Head over to the Glimpses of South Pasadena Community Forum to start a conversation!