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Each year in December we go as a family to pick out a Christmas tree. Decorating the tree on the following day with ornaments passed down from one generation as well as treasures our kids have brought home from school. Keely makes holiday cookies with the girls and everyone decorates them. Greg makes Frozen Lemon pie from a recipe passed down from his great grandmother. Christmas eve we wrap presents and watch A Christmas story.
We color and hide Easter eggs, Memorial Day weekend we attend the Indianapolis 500 taking traditional tail gate food and making a day of it. Over the 4th of July we head to the family lake house and watch the fireworks brighten the sky over the lake. We also spend Labor Day weekend at the lake.
In the fall we pick apples and make cider and apple butter. I from our vegetable garden where I pick, process, and can tomatoes. We use those in chili and other soups. Each of us picks a pumpkin to carve for Halloween. We always cook down the butter nut squash and freeze it. That’s what we use for Pumpkin pie at Thanksgiving and chocolate chip pumpkin bread throughout the winter. As the ponds freeze we check the thickness of the ice before skating on neighbourhood ponds under the stars in the evening.
Here in Michigan (and many other places too), Labor Day is the unofficial "end of summer". We were blessed with beautiful weekend weather and decided to take a trip to Lake Michigan to walk some trails and the shore. The waves were rough, but the
Here in The Netherlands (like the rest of the world) there are still a lot of regulations to stop Corona. We have to avoid crowded places and work from home where possible. We both have office jobs, are they enabled us to work from home. During the
This Sunday we spent the entire day in a local park with KK's side of the family. We fired-up the grill and had lots of great food to eat (summer salads, corn, grilled meats, fruit, homemade cookies, and veggies too of course!). Our niece and nephew kept