Mill Creek Christmas #23 – Elf Awards

elfawardCongratulations to all the winners of the 2013 Elf Awards given to those in our Mill Creek Community for really getting into the Holiday spirit with their exterior decorations.  The following is a list of the winners in each division.

Mill Creek Christmas Holiday Light Winners 2013 – Elf Award

  • Amberleigh                          1820 – 163rd St SE                 The Beales’
  • Aspen                                     15511 – 15th Dr SE                 The  Spann’s
  • Belvedere Place                 1717 – 144th Pl SE                  The LeBold’s
  • Chatham Park                    16204 – 24th Dr SE                  The Corrigan’s
  • Cottonwood                        14607 – 28th Dr SE                  The Arpin’s
  • Cypress                                 15217 – 11th Dr SE                   The Martin’s
  • Douglas Fir                          1126 – 142nd Ct SE                   The Morvan’s
  • Emerald Heights               16220 – 15th Dr SE                    The Burnett’s
  • Fairway Fountains           15615 – 22nd Ct SE                   The Ware’s
  • Fairwood Green’s             2000 village Green Dr #12     McCollough & Barclay
  • Heatherstone                    15808 – 25th St SE                     The DaSilva’s
  • Holly                                     1502 – 145th Pl SE                       The Combest’s
  • Huckleberry                       2609 – 144th St SE                      The Austin’s
  • Laurel                                   14520 – 16th Ct SE                      The George’s
  • Magnolia                             15115 – 12th Dr SE                       The Jorgenson’s
  • Pembrook                           14513  – 21st Ct SE                      The Wathne’s
  • Red Cedar                           2925 151st Pl SE                           The Polich’s
  • Springtree                          2125  – 159th Ct SE                       Shelton & Wolf
  • Sunrose                               1705 – 142nd Pl SE                       The Geulemerian’s
  • Sunrise                                3214 – 151st Pl SE                         The Davis’
  • Sweetwater Ranch         1412 – 144th St SE                        The Kautzman’s
  • Swordfern                          2928 – 152nd Pl SE                       The Sadis’
  • The Pointe                         2019 Mill Green Ct SE                The Ruland’s
  • Vine Maple                         2409 – 141st Pl SE                        The Roger’s
  • Winslow                              16419 – 18th Dr SE                      The Girvin’s
  • Wildflower                         2016 – 163rd St SE                       The Kidd’s
  • Willow                                 14516 Willow Pl                           The Plasecki’s
  • Woodfern                          15410 – 25th Dr SE                       The Facer’s
  •  CONDO ENTRANCE:                  TRILLIUM COURT


  • AROUND THE WORLD: The Blood Family in FAIRWAY  2524 147TH Pl SE
  • WINTER WONDERLAND:  The Myers Family in Evergreen 1800 148th St SE
  • FAIRY TALES:  The Litz Family in Juniper 15217 – 16th Ave SE


“The judging took place on Dec. 18th from 7-9:00.   The winners received a snowflake tree ornament this year.  The 3 Grand Prize winners received a Gorham Silver bell ornament.  We increased this category from 1 to 3 from last year.  Years ago we had 5 or 6 categories & no individual subdivision awards.  They also keep the coveted Elf sign for 2 weeks in their yard.  (the signs are turned back into the MCCA after the first to be used next tear.)  Last years winners were not eligible.  The Judges are past winners & they do not judge their own neighborhood, but get assigned other ones.  The Elf’s had a lot of fun & the winners were very excited.  Do tell.

We appreciate the hardwork, creativity & the gift these families have given our MCCA community. Thank you to the 2013 Elf Judges who were all past recipients of an Elf Award.” — Jac-e & Steve Albertsen

A big thank you to Steve & Jac-e Albertsen, Elf Award Judge Facilitators for providing all the  information & helping to organize the event this year.


Santa Claus is Coming – Mill Creek Christmas #2

santaComingPoster Santa Claus is coming to town this Saturday, Dec. 7th presented by the Mill Creek Town Center Business Association, Rotary of Mill Creek & The City of Mill Creek. 

There will be entertainment & special festivities throughout the day on Saturday, highlighted by a festive holiday parade down Main Street at 3:30PM with special guest, Santa Claus. The parade will make its way South ending at Mill Creek City Hall, where the Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony will commence.

After Santa has hit the switch to light the tree, he & his elves will return back up Main Street to the Park Place Building where he will be available for children to visit, have photos taken & share their Christmas wishes with him.

But wait there is more! Throughout the Town Center until 7:00 PM, there will be holiday performers including The Dickens Carolers, live music, free horse-drawn carriage rides, a kiddie train, face painting, photo ops with the Grinch, and much more! Do tell.

Town Center merchants & restaurants will be open & many will offer holiday shopping specials. Look for a Mill Creek Town Center “Gift Guide.”

Poster graphic from Mill Creek Town Center Business Association. Thank you.



Mill Creek Christmas #1

holyberriesSunday, December 1st & I have to admit, I didn’t shop small yesterday, but I tried to make up for it today at one of my favorite home & gift stores, Belle Provence. Picked up some lovely shea butter liquid hand soap by Michel Design Works in a refreshing, seasonal scent, Snowman. If you haven’t tried this line, you must.

Also as part of their Holiday Afternoons at Belle Provence event they were featuring “My Saint My Hero” Blessing Bracelets which are made with medals of St. Benedict.

“Wear this bracelet on your wrist to remind yourself that God has given you a mission to make the world a better place, and that you can choose to fulfill that mission by using your hands to do good.”

Hmmm, one for me, one for a gift. Do tell.

While I was there, I took note of great ideas for friends, family, host/hostess gifts on my list: the wide selection  from the aforementioned – Michel Design Works,  Brighton, Trollbeads, the truly lucious Lafco Candles, Hobo bags & wallets, Spartina 449 handbags & accessories, the Thymes fragrance collections currently featuring, Frasier Fir.