Friday, December 1, 2023

Decorating for Christmas

These activities occurred  over the last week or so...

When your Little People nativity is over 10yrs old
and you have lost Joseph, a wiseman,
and the Shepards - Dwight, Michael, and Elf are there
to save the day! @fisherprice (Tracy)

The Dickens Village is up!

Fina is the Master Arranger of this centerpiece.

We got snow a couple times this week.

Very cool new Advent Calendar for the kids.
There's a row for each child.

Jonnie's Advent Calendar is a kit.
These are the first couple of parts.

The Club upped their game, too.

Thursday, November 23, 2023


Tak and London joined us as well as several of Fina's friends. It was a grand day of prepping, eating, and enjoying each others' company. All the photos are here.

Wednesday, November 22, 2023

The Mezuzah Project

We're participating in Dennis Prager's Mezuzah Project to show support for Israel. You can read a little write-up about the project on Jamie's Torah website, here.

Lucky timing enroute to the calligraphy store.

Tuesday, November 21, 2023


Another new restaurant discovery for Nana and Papa in just a matter of days! This one is Ephemera, located in the C.O.A.T.I. building downtown. Much like Six Test Kitchen (a fave!) back in California. Now we have a similar fave here in Colorado Springs!

Saturday, November 18, 2023

Birthday Times !

We've had several birthdays recently!

Dutch Heritage Gardens

Nana, Papa, and Fina ventured to a previously undiscovered nursery today: Dutch Heritage Gardens. It's quite a bit out East along Palmer Divide Road, but well worth the trip on the few times it's open to the public (they call these Open House events, one in the Spring and one for Christmas). We stocked up for the house and for Fina's dorm room. And for neighbor gifts.