On 12/30 a friend of mine and I took our kids to see the gingerbread houses at the Sheridan hotel downtown. Both of us had heard of it for years, neither of us had ever been, so we took that frigid, cold day by storm and saw the houses at last! Was it worth the brouhaha? Yes! While I wouldn’t want to wait in a long line for them, it was definitely worth the trip downtown, after Christmas, when the crowds have all died down.

To say that Beth’s son, Kian, is a vehicle nut is an understatement, so the monorail was a must. A mishap necessitated a trip to Old Navy for new pants, and hunger dictated that we had to eat, so we ate at Hot Dog in the Park, especially since the kids missed their yearly pilgrimage due to rain on parade day. The carousel beckoned the kids, so there we went too. It was casual, easy, freezing cold, hot cocoa fun!

The one can we probably should have avoided opening was the mini donuts purchase. I’ve heard about how supremely yummy they are from others, but before yesterday I was ignorant to their sweet, sweet song. Oh my. They were yummy. When Gigi came back spouting the prices for multiple bags of the things, I should have known what I was getting into. Sweet sweet mercy!

All told, it was a fun day. Even the incredibly brisk air made the whole thing more like a real event with a holiday feel!

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Gigi Said

  • Topless Tapas 2012-11-03 18:44:52-

    Tami was leaving to go out with her friend and the kids begged to go with her. I said, "you don't want to go with mom, she is going to the Tapas bar and we are going to stay here and play games."

    Gigi stiffened, "That's weird", she said as she blushed. I processed fast and realized the problem. "TAPAS bar. It means 'small plate', not TOPLESS bar!"

Jude Said

  • Nicknames 2013-01-04 21:30:33-

    The checker at the store asked our always conversational little boy what his name was. He replied "Jude" then added "but sometimes they call me pumpkin brown". LOL.

    And they are right. We call him that after the folksong that we sing sometimes.

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