One of my co-workers had a daughter who is graduating this Spring. Due to COVID-19, her ceremony was canceled. My occupational therapy colleagues and I decided to throw a mini graduation party. We decorated her yard with signs, balloons, and alligators (while maintaining social distancing, of course), since she was accepted to the University of Florida. It doesn’t come close to a “real” graduation, but we wanted to do something special in these uncertain times.
This Tiny House Hotel, located in Rocky Mount, is about an hour away. Back in January, we decided to book a tiny house for a night just for the experience.
Pictures from last Christmas. We spent it at my grandmother’s house at N. Myrtle Beach.
Some pictures from last year’s Hanukkah celebration at our home.
Photos from Thanksgiving 2019, in Virginia.
Last November Mark had a conference in D.C., so I tagged along. The conference ended just before Thanksgiving Break, so we decided to visit Philadelphia then go to New Jersey to see his grandmother before traveling back down to Virginia to spent Thanksgiving with his family.
Here’s some pictures from the D.C./Philly/NJ leg of the trip:
New Jersey, which was a quick stop to visit Mark’s grandmother and to take her to lunch at the Americana:
A collection of different events that occurred last year…when we could still leave our homes and be around each other.
The Raleigh Bluegrass Festival, where we saw the Jewish Bluegrass band Nefesh Mountain.
Also seen at the Bluegrass Festival:
And, in things I’ll probably never do…
October, 26th. At the NC State Fair with my parents.
(My mother said she’s entering the cookie baking contest in 2020)
November 15th. An Evening with Margaret Atwood at NC State.
Some pictures from out trip to Asheville last month.
I decided to try my hand at gardening this year. I found these biodegradable bags from Amazon. You can plant vegetables in them with no need to transfer them to the ground. I was able to move the bags around the house till I found a spot that provided the best sun. If all goes well, next year I might graduate to actual raised garden beds.
These pictures were taken in May 2019.
Some pictures from Friday, April 19th and Saturday, April 20th.
An awkwardly angled picture of the Sunday table, mid-meal.
On Thursday, there was a party for the girls. No pictures were taken.
Those in attendance know why.
They enjoyed the balloons, though.
Ansley picked out some jewelry for me and Uncle Mark.
Uncle Mark reading.
Saturday night was the girl’s first Seder.
Noah showing Uncle Cody his Nintendo Switch. He beat me at Mario Kart.
Uncle Mark and the girls.
Charlotte and Ainsley.