Twice in December


Twice in December we drove north to the town of La Conner to enjoy a meal and a stroll.


We enjoy the farm scenes that we pass along the way.





At the end of December we celebrated Katie’s birthday at Anelia’s which features some good Polish fare and other light dishes.


At the beginning of December we ate at the Oyster and Thistle for our anniversary.


I’m linking up to Mosaic Monday with Maggie at Normandy Life

I’m also linking up for The Barn Collective with Tom The Backroads Traveler.

We had a cold quiet weekend mostly with small projects accomplished and started. I lasted just a very short while outside starting the Apple Tree Pruning. It didn’t take long for my hands to complain from the cold. I’ll be doing that project in short shifts. The Pear tree needs pruning also. January is full of events for us at this Old House.

Today at the Mennonite Girls Can Cook blog I posted a French Onion Soup for two recipe. I was inspired by the soup I had at the Oyster and Thistle in La Conner in the mosaic above. Happy Monday!


About Ellen am a wife, mother, baba (grandmother) and a loyal friend. Jesus is my King and my hope is in my future with Him.

20 thoughts on “Twice in December

  1. I love posts like this. Fun to see the surrounding scenery and the quaint and unique restaurants. With every home, I think there are always projects, but we have learned to do a little at a time! lol Have a good week, Ellen.

  2. Yumm…. that “light’ food looks wonderful and I really must figure out where exactly LaConner is and go there next time we’re in Washington. The farm landscape and of course the Mountain — what a beautiful drive. (And doesn’t it sound better to say I’d be going there for the scenic drive and not for the food? But it wouldn’t be true. Would you believe both?)

    • La Conner is just east of Mt. Vernon, the tulip capitol of Washington State. Skagit Valley is another good description. A scenic drive with a good food destination is always on my radar!

      • Was that link to the French Onion soup here yesterday? I must have stopped reading before I got there — anyway , I am going to print that recipe out — Bill loves French Onion soup. Thank you for that. He’ll be happy (and so will I!)

  3. From the look of the barn and the food, I’d beeline to La Conners on a regular basis. I’d also like a truck load of those arborvitae in front of that one barn. Thanks Ellen for stopping back. sure hope to see you again sometime.

  4. How lucky you are to have La Conner, with those great restaurants, not too far away and beautiful countryside to admire on the way there and back.
    I love French onion soup and the Senior Partner makes a very good one, I must remember to ask him to put it on the menu soon.
    Happy MM!

  5. You live in such a beautiful part of this world!!! Those drives and restaurant choices look superb! And, oh, that Oyster and Thistle meal has me drooling!

  6. Such beautiful country and clear skies for your trips to La Connor. The food at both places looks delicious. French Onion Soup is a favourite of ours, and so warming on these unusually cold days. Happy Anniversary (belated).

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