Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Thanksgiving 2016

Can you say quiet
Can you say really quiet
Then you can understand our Thanksgiving weekend. Helen and I had a quiet Thanksgiving lunch with Dad, Oma and Carolyn at Aldersgate Village.
The next 3 days Helen and I did - NOTHING! 
It was great.

Now, magically transport yourself 1400 miles west to join Beth and the other 4 Quists as they explore beautiful Yosemite National Park. They stayed in the Yosemite Lodge and had big outdoor adventures.
When they returned home, the younger Qs continued their outdoor adventures by Christmas tree shopping.
It looked like they had big fun.
I know we did.
Happy Thanksgiving 2016.

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Tony and Jamie get married in Denver

Congratulations to Tony and Jamie. With a relationship that might be described as the perfect fit, Tony and Jamie got married in Denver on November 12th. They allowed me the honor of serving as their unofficial officiant.
It was a beautiful wedding.
Tony and Jamie are so happy.
The party afterwards was a total hoot.

This fun event brought the California family to Denver where we all shared an old Victorian house in the hip and funky Baker District.
We arrrived early which gave us time to hang out and have fun. We got to have a quickie dinner with Philipp and Nica. (So sorry to have missed the photo opt with Nica.)
There was a visit to Boulder.
Some boulder climbing in Boulder.
Some electronic story telling.
Some song singing.
Some tower building ... and crashing.
Some dancing.
Some intense art work at the Children's Museum.
Some swinging.
Some sliding.
Some Denver cultural education.
And, of course, some golf.
Mega thanks to Tony and Jamie for allowing us to join the fun. We had a blast.
So did Jake and Samantha.

Monday, November 07, 2016

Halloween 2016

Halloween 2016 was a hoot. Our house is commonly visited by foreign exchange students who are experiencing their first American Halloween. This year was no exception. Here are some spirited college-age Trick or Treaters from Japan:
Aunt Nancy joined us for the first time. Her efforts to save the punctured pumpkin were valiant, but futile.
Her treat distribution technique did not reveal her novice status. In fact, all DVs (Distribution Volunteers) displayed the skill and endurance necessary to hand out 2,000 +/- treats. Monster thanks to Nancy, Bobby (and his rescue greyhound, Molly), Paul, Toni, Rhiana, Lynn and Dad.
Oh yes, Salome's two sons helped too. Thanks to all. We could not do it without you.
Happy Halloween 2016.