We’ll be home for Christmas…

Phil and I haven’t called Minnesota home for nearly ten years but it certainly still feels like home when we get to visit at Christmas. Call us crazy but cold, snow and family chaos = Christmas to us! After missing out on the last two Christmases in Minnesota we decided it was time to return…

Holiday Round Up

Who cares that we’re nearly 2 months into the new year. Let’s take a look back and see how the Wiktors spent their first East coast Christmas. Our December was jam packed with activities, it’s no wonder three of the four Wiktors were down for the count by the time Christmas arrived. I’m getting ahead…

James, is that you I smell?

Not the traditional greeting for a new year but we’ll get to that. Eager to start 2016 with something new, we piled in the car on the 2nd and headed down to Richmond for the day. The first stop was Maymont which was a big hit for both short and tall Wiktors alike. The former…

SoCal Christmas

Even after living in warmer climates the last seven years, neither Phil or I have gotten used to the idea of palm trees at Christmas time. We still much prefer cooler temperatures, freshly fallen snow and sipping eggnog by the fire. So while we didn’t see any snow or get to spend the holiday with…

It’s beginning to look a lot like…

It’s beginning to look a lot like…. the same as every other sunny San Diego day? While it may still be 75 and sunny, signs of Christmas are popping up here in San Diego. Since we don’t have the change of seasons here to let us know the big man is coming with gifts, we…

Holiday Flashback

It’s already February and here I am, finally sharing some pictures from the holidays. Better late than never, right? I was very excited to have a white Christmas in Minnesota filled with loads of family time. Before we took off for Minnesota we went to the Santa Fly In on base. As expected, Will was…

Jolly Days

Earlier in the year we decided to stay in California for Christmas. When we heard Mike and Heather were doing the same, the Wiktor families decided it would only be appropriate to join forces in Santa Cruz. Kathy and Carolyn couldn’t be left out and made plans to join us as well. We were set…