Christmas Past…

This is probably Christmas 1957.


Christmas 1958. My brother Tim was 11 months old. I was seven.

In December of 1959 our brother Steve was born. This photo was taken at my Uncle Paul’s home in 1960. My babushka lived with them and we would go and visit on Christmas. My dad has his Molokan shirt on (think Dr. Zhivago) but I’m not sure if this is before church or after church. We would have two more siblings added to our family in 1963.

high-school-scanned5Christmas 1968 is my guess for this one. Me, Kathy and Vera. Look at those shoes.

los-angeles-ave3Christmas 1969. Tim is eleven, Steve is ten, and the twins, Lana and Leonard, are six.


los-angeles-ave4At my little babushka’s house for Christmas breakfast before church.



Christmas 1974 in our apartment on National Blvd. in the neighborhood of Mar Vista, Los Angeles. We had been married for two and a half weeks.


Our oldest niece Jenna, 1974.

Our first home in Huntington Beach, 1975.


Christmas 1977 in our second home in Huntington Beach.


Christmas 1978 in Huntington Beach. I am pregnant with our firstborn Josh and Chris is pregnant with Jenna’s little sister Annie. These are Dear’s mother and father.

josh-dan-79-837Christmas 1981. Josh and Dan are almost 3 and almost 1.



Christmas Eve 1982 reading the Christmas story with the Bagdanov side of the family.

ventura9Christmas tree 1986 in Ventura. Josh is almost 8 Dan is almost 6 and Katie is almost 1.



I think this one is from 1988 in Bothell. Our first Christmas in Washington State.


Late 1980’s in Bothell Washington.

early-1990s3Christmas on Norway Hill 1992 in Bothell, Washington.


PM1912 Postmarked 1912.

We are moving along with all things Christmas at this old house. Food shopping mostly done. A few things to add on Friday. I also am waiting to see if I’m inspired to bake one more favorite that my mom baked for all of us every year. My Bagdanov family had a cooking day today making my mom’s Vareniki for their Christmas Eve celebration.


Christmas Past…

I’ve decided to share some snap shots of Christmas past and join in with Vee’s December Notecard Party

Christmas dessert from 2009

December night in Seattle with the Space Needle through the boat masts at Elliott Bay Marina 2009. We were celebrating Katie’s completion of her degree along with her birthday.

This year Katie is turning 27 on the 27th of December. I guess we’ll have to do something special to celebrate this magic birthday!

Every day Christmas table from several years back. Things have changed in this room.

Thanks Vee, for letting me join in late. Today I’m trying to talk myself into wrapping some gifts. I’m also thinking I should choose some cookie recipes to bake. It’s raining steadily here in the Seattle area. How are things in your part of the world?