Thursday, December 26, 2019

Garden of the Gods with Uncle Craig

Uncle Craig, Nana, Papa, Matteo, AJ, and David headed for some hiking time this morning at Garden of the Gods. A balmy 41 degrees, but didn't slow us down a bit. Except where the path was significantly covered in ice (or very packed snow). All the pics are here.

That's Pikes Peak in the background.

The Kissing Camels are almost dead-center at the top of the formation.
Very small in this picture.

Wednesday, December 25, 2019

Christmas 2019

Lynn's brother Craig came down to spend the holiday festivities with us. A very traditional day started with the kids charging in, doing stockings, having some breakfast (bubble bread and Denver omelette), diving into projects from gifts, etc. Turns out the puppies we've been babysitting were not being babysat. They were for Matteo and AJ! What a day! All the pics are here.

Even the dog had matching jammies.

Gifts often meld into projects.

20-mile range! Matteo was down at the park.

Wingspan was developed by Megan's new beau!

The puppies were a hit! Coton de Tulears.

The backyard is getting a makeover!

Maxwell X-57

This is very cool! Trevor and Jen sent me a shirt with a patch of NASA's Maxwell X-57 project, the all-electric airplane for which ESAero is the prime contractor! ESAero is the aerospace engineering company that Trevor and his Cal Poly buds started after they graduated.

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Christmas Eve

The whole fam damily at the TimberCreek Church Christmas Eve service. Tracy made 100 of the peppermint chocolate marshmallow hot chocolate stir sticks for the gathering in the foyer after the service.

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Christmas Caroling

Fina joined a whole bunch of DCC High School choir folks to go caroling in the neighborhood. They paused long enough to take this picture in Barefoot Park. It was frigid, but that didn't stop this intrepid group from caroling for two hours!

Monday, December 16, 2019

Good for Another Six Months

Jonathan (and Tracy) made a Christmas visit to Dr. Grant for a checkup. All's good. Keep it up and we'll see you again this summer. There's a good chance he'll develop an "adult neck" in the next few years and the current issues will disappear. Meanwhile back home, it was a snow day!

Snow Day = Sand Tarts

A family tradition... In the meantime, Tracy and Jonathan are winging their way to Stanford for a Christmas visit with Dr. Grant. Click here for Mommy Savidge's recipe for Sand Tarts.

Yesterday, Tracy whipped up a batch of her Christmas
cookies for Lynn's book club.

Sunday, December 15, 2019

Chiefs vs Broncos

Big football day. Papa and AJ attended to the grocery shopping. And there was some healthy stuff in there, too, thanks to Nana. The Chiefs won. Matt won his fantasy quarterfinal game, too. And Sandy waited patiently for the fallout.

Saturday, December 14, 2019

Santa at the Fire Museum

Nana, Papa, Matteo, and the twins headed for a toy-raising event at the Lester Williams Fire Museum (south of downtown near Memorial Park where Matteo did his water camp last summer). Christmas Unlimited was the organization collecting the toys, since 1923! Pretty cool little fire house museum and did they pack a lot of activity into a small space for this event. We made some gingerbread houses, tried our skill at ball rolling and snowball tossing (styrofoam snow balls), and spinning the wheel. We checked out some fire and police gear on our way out, including the robot that shook Matteo's hand. All the photos are here.

Thursday, December 12, 2019

You can't catch me...

I'm the ginger bread man. Actually, Lexi was a bear! Her preschool program was fantastic. 20 minutes total, a new song every 30 seconds, never a dull moment!