Another year, another Valentine’s Day dinner at Panera. We’ve done this nearly every year since Andrew was born, with just a couple exceptions for other plans or lack of a Panera.
This evening we celebrated Christmas with the Liess family, at the Reagens’. There was a lot of food, good times, and an interesting white elephant gift exchange.
There is a tradition in Clive where the fire department drives Santa around a couple of weeks before Christmas to visit all of the neighborhood kids. This morning was the big day and the kids were excited for the visit.
On our way back from Kansas City we stopped to pick out our Christmas tree at the Costco Christmas tree farm. This has sort of become a tradition as soon as we are back from Thanksgiving and we drive right by Costco on our way home from Kansas City, so it works well.
This year for Thanksgiving we headed south and spent the day with the Connors in Kansas City. It was fun.