Thursday, September 16, 2021

Door Plates and Quilt Progress

Nana and Papa were practicing a recipe for their Yosemite trip. And we're way deep into Halloween decorating. And, there are new exterior door signs now (people were often confused which of the three front doors were which), see below. And Lynn's labyrinth quilt is coming along...

Sunflower Seed "Risotto" with Butternut Squash and
. For their Yosemite trip.

Halloween is coming!


Monday, September 13, 2021

Once a Year Golf (at most)

It's time for our annual golf outing, and this time it's round two with the golf tournament supporting Matteo's school, ECA. An for the second time, Matt put together a Timbercreek Church team with Patrick, Brad, and Jamie. The Colorado Springs Country Club golf course is beautiful!

Saturday, September 11, 2021

A Big Saturday!

First, there was a trip to Air City 360 with AJ, David, and Lexi. Then Matt, Matteo, and Jamie attended the Rocky Mountain Pig Jig at the Mining Museum. Maybe a BBQ team next year, eh TimberCreek!? Pig Jigs raise money to fight Nephrotic Syndrome, a severe and aggressive type of chronic kidney disease that equally affects children and adults.

We won a Yeti cooler at the Pig Jig!


Mining Museum - Pig Jig

Look who joined Jamie for Torah study tonight.
How appropriate!

Tuesday, September 7, 2021

Sundance and White Chocolate Grill

Nana and Papa did a little trip to Park Meadows Mall to visit Sundance to find Lynn some stuff for the upcoming trip to California. They did that and then some! As it happened, Tracy was up in the Denver area with one of the foster twins for a doctor's appointment so they met up at White Chocolate Grill for lunch! A few miscellaneous things below, too.

Angel Mist Park (just down the street)

Park Meadows Mall

WCG = White Chocolate Grill

A white chocolate banana cream pie!

These two were quarantined this week.

Fina's spot.

Meanwhile, back at the Compound

Here's a few miscellaneous goings-on at the Compound while most of the boys were in Kansas...

She's a licensed driver today!

Dump cake; before we left for Kansas.

Nana sneaks in some school stuff every day.

A pumpkin! Lexi was beside herself.

Halloween decorations coming out!

Chiari surgery anniversary!

New do.

New do for Lexi, too.

Sunday, September 5, 2021

We are in Kansas some more

Matt, Papa, Matteo, AJ, and David headed to Manhattan, KS (near Fort Riley) to visit Sam for the Labor Day weekend. Here are some miscellaneous photos from the trip. Other "major" happenings on the trip are documented in other posts.

One of our favorite pit stops: I-70 Diner in Flagler, CO.

Greating us at the Four Points Marriott in Manhattan, KS.

Always fun at Umi Steakhouse and Sushi.

He got 5 or 6 in a row, machine-gun style.

They learned about pool, and loved it.

Always fun at Little Apple Lanes

AJ and David were quite the team.

Unique technique. (It didn't work any better.)

KC's Renaissance Festival

The travelers to Kansas to visit Sam spent Sunday at the Kansas City Renaissance Festival in Bonner Springs. And Aunt Vickie joined us! We pretty much wore everyone out.

Fina's been painting pieces like this for K Dopita all summer.


Swords! We brought back a sword for everyone!

The place was called AJ's NY Pizzeria.

A few of Sam's buddies joined us at the Faire, too.