More Christmas – Dec. 26-31

Zach had to work on Dec. 26, so we waited until Dec. 27 to drive up to Kansas City to spend time with Sherry's family and Pam and Ted. We ate lunch with Pam & Ted, left Ali to play with Petey, then went over to Sherry's for dinner. Cousin #2 had tested positive for … Continue reading More Christmas – Dec. 26-31

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

#COVIDchaos – Illuminations holiday lights

Each winter, Botanica Gardens transforms its grounds into a spectacular display of more than 2 million lights. We usually go with my parents and whomever else is in town. Because of the pandemic, the process was a little different this year and included a drive thru and a walk thru option with limited, timed tickets … Continue reading #COVIDchaos – Illuminations holiday lights

Christmas lights – it only took 23 years

I've been talking about hanging Christmas lights on our house for 23 years. I love the way they look during the holidays. But I always heard "it's too much work" or "it's too expensive to pay someone." So I've been living with lights on bushes or around windows. Which is *fine*. Then, last night, I … Continue reading Christmas lights – it only took 23 years