Welcome, 2022

Baby, it's COVID* outside. What a depressing New Year's Day post. We are 650+ days in to the COVID health pandemic. Here's where we stand: Cases and deaths: Worldwide: 287M cases; 5.43M deathsUnited States: 54.2M cases; 823,000 deathsKansas: 520,000; 7,030 deathsSedgwick County: 96,411; 1,103 deaths Perspective: Two years ago, the majority of Americans had never … Continue reading Welcome, 2022

Christmas Eve – Christmas Day 2021

Christmas Eve was a nice dinner with Oma and Papa at Larkspur in Old Town. The restaurant had quite a few other families also enjoying their day-before-Christmas dinner. Christmas Day we were out the door by 9 a.m., a similar day to Christmas 2020. We were headed to middle of nowhere Kansas, and since we … Continue reading Christmas Eve – Christmas Day 2021

Botanica Illuminations 2021

It's become almost an annual tradition - visiting Botanica's Illuminations. I'm not sure how old the boys were when we first went, but they could not have been more than four or five years old. Scroll down to the end to see why the first year was more than memorable. I always love lights, so … Continue reading Botanica Illuminations 2021