We came home early from New York City and spent Christmas at home alone (with Luna). The kids were excited to open all of the presents that were under the tree, as they originally wouldn’t have been able to open them until after we returned from Colorado in January.
Thanks to all our family for the generous gifts.
It’s been ages since we had a family excursion to San Francisco – definitely not during the pandemic. We made an impromptu outing on Saturday to the Embarcadero and had a really nice meal at Waterbar. It was a beautiful day for a walk and lunch outside.
Like most families, we were separated from our loved ones due to COVID-19. It’s been a year since we have seen any family except Grace’s parents in August. That didn’t stop Olivia and Lucas’s grandparents, aunts and uncles from sending them many generous and thoughtful gifts. Santa somehow knew what was on their lists, too.
Grace and Romana cooked a feast that was too much for the five of us. We’re still working on finishing it. Everything was delicious.
Hopefully our next holidays will be more back to normal. Until then, stay safe, everyone. Merry Christmas!
Elin returned to stay with us for a few months this Fall while we look our new au pair. We stopped at the Golden Gate on the way to Tiburon to visit the Moons for the day. I dropped them off on the south side of the bridge so they could all walk across. I drove to the other side and met them in the middle.
Somehow Lucas, Olivia and I started singing 100 bottles of beers on the wall and I lost my voice by the time we finished.
Walking across the bridge was a first for us.
Ala’s year as our au pair with us went by so quickly. We all learned so much from the experience and we enjoyed trying new home-cooked Polish food. Saying farewell is always hard, but one thing Lucas and Olivia learned from our experience with Elin is that it’s never goodbye, but see you again soon.
We wish Ala well and look forward to our next reunion.
We celebrated Ala’s birthday at The Village Pub in Woodside. Happy Birthday, Ala!
This was our second time out as a family foursome.