As the year comes to a close we have time to reflect with family and friends about how the year went in bonsai. It was amazing to see all the members here in one location. I know that during the year we all get busy and at time miss club meetings but, this is one club meeting we all try to make.
More important than bonsai is the food that comes along with the annual Christmas Party. Here is Big Joe adding final touches to his stuffing he made for the party.
Sometime its just better to be in a warm bed. A classic Campbell Soup Christmas ornament on the Shiba Christmas Tree.
What Christmas party isn't complete with a Nativity Scene somewhere.
The greets of friends and family we rarely see at all our meetings.
Two Peas in a Pod!
Let the stuffing of the faces beginning! Sorry I forgot to take a selfie with all the food on my plate!
The Shiba house is so large that they had another group in another room.
Mary Morrisey our show organizner gives us our direction for the show in January.
Marge Blasingame will be honored at our Janurary Show. The tokonamo will feature a tree or display by Marge at the show.
Jim Barrett makes an unannouced presentation during the party.
So Jim inducted Lindsay into the elusive Royal Order of the Golden Chopsticks.
Let the White Elephant Gift exchange beginning!
Debbie was the first to open the chain gift opening.
Martha tried on her new toy on her head!
Yet again Michael had to try it on! Go Michael!
Well to all a good night! Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.