Saturday, December 26, 2015

Christmas 2015

This year we took Christmas to our parents. We had a nice Christmas Eve dinner at Aldersgate with Oma and friends
followed by a Christmas Day blow-out at the Gs' house.
That evening Jake treated all of us to a first class Christmas Dinner of Steak Oscar ... now known as Jake Oscar. It was exceptional. Photos followed.
While I was able to get the traditional cousin photo,
but somehow, despite spending days together, I missed getting a family group shot of Samantha, Jake and kids.
Somebody else took this photo ... to the tune of
Merry Christmas 2015.

Friday, December 18, 2015

Sewer line for Christmas

After babying our decrepit sewer line for years, it finally shot craps. (Aren't I a funny guy?) The project involved digging a 100 foot trench (6 to 9 feet deep) from the house to the alley and burying a new line. No big deal.
 Maybe a yard in the spring. In the meantime .... flush.

Tuesday, December 08, 2015

TEDx Topeka

TEDx Topeka.

Tonight we attended TEDx Topeka where we were captivated by 8 fascinating and stimulating presentations by Topeka people. It was a total blast.

Topics included:
"The Power of Humility in the Age of the Selfie"
"Growing Solutions to Feed the World"
"Taxation Myths and Realities"
"Neuro Linguistics Programing: The Female Mindset Redefined"
"Transgender in Kansas"

Topeka is cooler than I thought.

Sunday, December 06, 2015

International Desserts

Today we hosted AFS foreign exchange high school students for a Holiday Party featuring International Desserts. They each bring a dessert from their home country
and tell of a holiday custom and how their family celebrates it. 
These kids are great. 
Only 9 students this year. But everyone of them is a winner.

Oh yes ... Verena, the Mueldener's exchange student from 2002-2003, was back for a visit. She is very accomplished and super sophisticated.
It is really fun watching these kids grow up. Most of them do it sooooo very well.