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

Bye bye 2020

We rounded out 2020 quietly, as did half the nation. Celebrations were low-key as many watched the new year roll in sitting on their couches with their families. The few days after Christmas we Zoomed with the Hilgers, the boys played more disc golf and I caught up with my friends from college on a … Continue reading Bye bye 2020

#COVIDchaos – Christmas day

"Watch out for buffalo poop" is not something we typically say on Christmas day. But this is Christmas 2020 so things are weird. We can't have our normal fun celebrations with family and friends (well, we could, but health experts don't recommend it). What does that mean for Christmas day? Disc golf at Clover Cliff … Continue reading #COVIDchaos – Christmas day