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.

Wednesday, November 15, 2023

And the Winning Salesman is...

AJ! He sold the most chocolate bars in his class. It was a Middle School Music Department fundraiser. His prize was a huge chocolate bar. Congrats!

Sunday, November 12, 2023


Nana and Papa discovered a new restaurant... With a great view! Lumen8 is on the 8th floor of a Marriott hotel building downtown.

Wednesday, November 8, 2023

First Real Snow

Our first real snow of the season. And it stuck around for a couple days despite the temperatures returning to 50s and 60s.

Saturday, November 4, 2023

Charleston, SC

On October 28th, Nana and Papa headed to Charleston, SC to meet up with Trevor's family, and a few days later, Tracy and Fina, too. The occasion was the wedding of Nana and Papa's nephew. Turns out Charleston has much to offer, and we had such a grand time with everyone. Below is a quick run-down of the places we stayed, ate, visited, etc. along with links to their websites. Photos from the trip are here.

Slightly North of Broad (SNOB, a restaurant)
Fort Sumter (and boat ride)
ÉLEVÉ (rooftop restaurant)
Tommy Condon's (restaurant)
Old South Carriage Co. (historical/fun horse-drawn tour)
Creek Club at I'ON (wedding venue)
Tavern & Table (at Shem Creek)

Wandering along King Street and surrounding shopping areas turned out to be fun, too.

In addition, there were a number of theatres, churches, museums, an aquarium, and a bunch of restaurants that we just didn't have time to do. Notable restaurants for next time are the FIG (Food Is Good) and the Magnolia.

Jamie was most taken by the discovery of the Gullah people and their history. Had never heard of them before. He wrote about them as a Bonus in a Torah essay.