A Christmas Present

Our new puppy, Specter, was rescued on Janet's birthday, just before Christmas. Someone had abandoned him at the stables, and he had been surviving there for some time. When he came home to us, he was skin and bones. Now he is a chubby, happy, playful pup!


We made our first trip to Disneyland in the 21st Century on 01 01 01. That's right, we arrived on New Years Day. I picked Joyce up from her dad, and we drove to the airport and flew down that afternoon. We were in the park by dusk. (MORE)


Greetings from Disney California Adventure & Disneyland
We made another trip for Mothers Day, and saw the new park for the first time.


An opportunity of a lifetime ... a chance to attend the Webby Awards in San Francisco
(alot of pictures, so have patience).


Is it a country inn in Normandy? Is that the Red Baron I spy in the background? No, it's the 94th Aerosquadron Restaurant at the San Jose Airport. (click picture to enlarge) Had lunch here a couple times with family and with old high school friends. Lots of atmosphere, good food, and it's fun to watch the planes fly in!


(click photo to enlarge)

We went to Downtown San Jose to the Tech Museum on Labor Day, after the parade was over, and were suddenly halted by another kind of parade ... the tanks were heading back to the armory, right down Almaden and Park, in front of the Adobe building. 


The girls' birthday was spent in Florida ... a dream of a lifetime fulfilled.
(alot of pictures, so have patience).


Two days after they returned from Florida, they both had a Bat Mitzvah.

Then, a few days later, our congregational leader had his 50th birthday, which we, of course, had to celebrate! (I baked the cake.)

For Halloween, the ladies trick-or-treated around Ana's office, dressed as 
the Sorcerer's Apprentice and the Magical Broom!


Just before Thanksgiving Joyce had a tonsillectomy. It was rough for the first few days, but she was able to have mashed potatoes and gravy for Thanksgiving Dinner.


Chanukah and Christmas were both celebrated. At this time of year, we thank the Lord for the blessings he heaps upon us. We hope that the season found you equally blessed!

For Janet's birthday we had dinner up on Mt. Hamilton at the Grandview, where we had a grand view of the valley at night. Here we are sitting in front of the fireplace in the bar, and standing in front of the ... grand view (of course). What a lovely way to end the year.

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