"A house needs a grandma in it." ~Louisa May Alcott
I'll tell you what, this house sure loves having a grandma in it. Nate's mom flew all through the night from Seattle to arrive here in the morning and be able to spend the day (plus 2 more) with us. Our adventures mostly involved tasty food and trains.
At the main library in Columbus; that's an amazing train exhibit behind us with replicas of German homes, churches, and buildings.
We stopped at North Market after seeing the train exhibit and had some Italian and Vietnamese food.
(It's a noodle) Natalie is always adding variety and spice to life:
Outside El Arepazo which is a Venezuelan restaurant. (Nate served his mission there. Not at the restaurant. In Venezuela.)Chowing down on fried plantains, arepas, and other goodies.
The gingerbread train! Credit goes to Annie Palmer for suggesting we make a train this year rather than a house, considering our son's SMALL obsession with trains. Wouldn't you love to have this creation chug into your hometown?And thank you to Grandma for doing most of the hard work. We spent most of a wonderful afternoon working on the train.
Just a few more days till Christmas! (As if ANY of you were unaware.) We're so glad you could come, Grandma Kim, and make some happy, holiday memories with us!