Tagged: church


Plum Pudding

It’s an annual tradition at our house to go to Grandma and Grandpa’s house for a little party and then head to church for the Plum Pudding celebration.  This year, Kevin got to play with his cousins and see how gingerbread houses are made (below left).  His other favorite thing at the grandparents house is the talking Christmas tree. He’s too scared to get it started, but once it starts singing and swaying, Kevin breaks into an animated set of dance moves 🙂   Ryan was also a big hit at the party. He and his cousin Taryn got into...


Take a Hike

For the second year in a row, we hosted the Almaden Hills UMC auction hike and lunch. Last year, we hiked the Wildcat Loop at Rancho San Antonio. Since we moved to Saratoga, the Open Space Preserve of Fremont Older is right in our backyard. So, we introduced everyone to a new set of trails. We had 14 hikers, and 16 for lunch. We walked a 4-point-something mile loop, with some steep ups and downs. The group pretty quickly split in two – the power walkers (the likes of John Baird, Jim and Sue Hughes, and Rosemary Steenhausen) setting a...