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Tag: Christmas

8 Things from Christmas

Christmas Eve and Christmas Day were chillier than normal for Phoenix. The rain and 55 degree temperatures kept us out of the pool and inside. Our family is attempting to make some new Christmas traditions since we are no longer all based in Iowa. We are still trying out some ideas and discovered a few keepers (like Christmas Eve bowling!). Here are my 8 things from Christmas 2016. 1) Make pumpkin bread My nephew got this recipe from his teacher and wanted to make it. My sister usually makes zucchini bread so this was an easy switch. Add some cute Read More

Washington Monument Lighting (Baltimore) and more Holiday Fun

The original Washington Monument is in Baltimore and its citizens gather once a year on the first Thursday in December to light it’s Christmas lights. This year there were a few fireworks during the monument lighting but not as many as in years past. Of course dinner was on the agenda first. There are some stands and food trucks in Mt. Vernon Square but it was a little chilly so we popped into nearby Dooby’s for a Korean Cheesesteaks and I had the pork belly bahn mi. (apparently I didn’t want to show you the inside of my sandwich-oops!) We Read More