Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Winter Solstice 2011

We decided to have a party to celebrate the winter solstice. Corky, Sara Beth, and Guthrie all joined us. 

The boys had a fabulous time playing balls with Corky. Some people never grow old ;)

Ryan's shirt says "Oh come let us adore me." Cute.

For our solstice dinner, we did individual, homemade pizzas. Available toppings included goat mozzarella, goat feta, parmesan, black olives, red peppers, artichokes, mushrooms, spinach, real pepperoni, and zucchini. A feast! We ended up with 9 individual pizzas and ate them all.

I wanted a picture of us pretty girls.
They boys insisted on another picture to show off my shirt.
After the 2 little boys went to bed, the 5 of us took a moment to appreciate the celebration and significance of solstice. First each one of us received a fire wash (smudging with sage stick). After everyone had done that, we each wrote down on paper things that we wanted to let go of for the previous year, things that were negative, fears, or bad habits. When everyone had finished their papers, we went outside and lit a fire and threw our papers into the fire and reflected for a moment (or rather, until we were too cold to stand outside barefoot any longer).

Then it was time to get happy and giddy again with this amazing cake! It was chocolate with peppermint and soooooooooo good.

Guthrie, the expert cake-cutter.
Then we got playful (I'm sure it wasn't the wine).

I took this picture to show off the pretty new earrings my aunt gave me.
Just in case you weren't already drooling...

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