We’re spending the holidays in Phoenix, Arizona, someplace we’ve never been before. It’s where Henry and Gloria (our daughter-in-law Beckee’s parents) stay for the colder half of the year. We’re all celebrating together, which I hope is the start of a new tradition.

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Monday we all went to the Desert Botanical Garden. I’ll do a longer post on it later. It was fun.

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Last night was Christmas Eve, which is also the third night of Hanukkah. We had potato pancakes and lit the Menorah over at Henry and Gloria’s place.

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Today everyone is coming over to the house we rented. We’ll have Christmas stockings, which is a tradition from Judy’s side of the family. She’s made new stockings for Henry and Gloria, just as she has for other new members of the family.

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There is no fireplace, so the stockings are laid by the sink with care. That’s Henry’s new stocking in front.

Anyhow, that’s all for now. Best wishes for a happy holiday to you and yours!

 

 

26 Comments on “Happy Holidays From Phoenix”

  1. New family traditions are wonderful! Happy Hanukkah and Happy Holidays. I think the picture of you and Judy is really good. Your family looks so happy in the group shot. What nice stockings too. Good job Judy. I really like this part of the world. I am glad you could enjoy it.

  2. Happy Hanukkah and Merry Christmas — what a wonderful way to celebrate! That botanical garden is one place I’d love to visit, although any place that has those big-armed cacti would be fine by me! I laughed like crazy when I saw the prairie dogs. I had one as a pet for a time, which I don’t advise, but he was a sweetie and helped to develop my fondness for them. A friend in Lubbock sees them all the time; a vacant lot near her doctor’s office was colonized, and now it’s protected, so people can watch them going about their business.

  3. Hello Jason, I have enjoyed your blog and wish you and your family a very happy New year! I once visited the Phoenix Botanical Garden. The Sonoran Desert looked like a different planet from the area I come from, but I thoroughly enjoyed discovering a new kind of beauty. Happy gardening in 2020!

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