Category Archives: Holidays

2017 Holiday Season Portraits and Decorations

Thanksgiving Weekend 2017 in Palm Springs

This trip we got a lot of the sun that I really needed after being in the house for a few months with my injured knee.  It was good exercise for my knee to be in the pool a lot and I actually was able to do some walking without a cane or crutches.  We also happened to run into one of our neighbors here in Hayward who was down in palm Springs for the same weekend, so it was nice to run into him and see a bunch of other friends, together with making some great new ones.

Valentine’s Day Feast

Shando cooked up a (vegetarian) storm with two other couples who we celebrated with in San Francisco.  It was a Tuesday night so it didn’t go late, and we neglected to take pictures of the evening, but we pigged out on some of the great food including these two dishes Shando made (double-chocolate bread pudding with croissants and vegetable paella).