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

Pre-holiday 2021

Last year, I was pretty much done decorating by mid-November, because ya know... 2020 was our first COVID Christmas. I say "first" because 2021 seems to be 2020's little sister. I did wait until after Thanksgiving to drag out the holiday gear. Our house lights were actually put up in early November, but I waited … Continue reading Pre-holiday 2021

School things to do before the holidays

Volunteer hours As the semester is winding down before the holidays, there are a few things Kid #2 must do before it ends. Part of the requirement to be in National Honor Society is to complete 10 hours of volunteer service before the semester is over. Zach had about 8 hours to go... 😐 So... … Continue reading School things to do before the holidays

Snoball 2021

He got all spiffed up for the winter dance at school. He went with a group of friends. Details are sketchy but here's what I gathered: They had reservations at Olive Garden at 6:30 p.m. There were boys and girls in the group.Many ordered some version of Fettuccine Alfredo. They went to the dance.It's unclear … Continue reading Snoball 2021