Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Two birthdays in Ohio

Sarah and I are so blessed to have two wonderful families... and an abundance of frequent flier miles. After celebrating Thanksgiving with the Monley clan, we repacked and headed out to The Ohio to celebrate Christmas with the Zaengers.

It was not a white Christmas, but Kathy had the house all decked out in Christmas cheer. Allan’s brother Paul and family, as well as Grandma Zaenger were in Columbus this year. This only added to all the other special Hoffer's we always get to catch up with when we visit.

The week was filled with activities like visits to the Franklin Park Conservatory where we got to see some glass blowing up close and personal. We used to love to take guests to Chihuly's Tacoma glass blowing studio/arena when we lived in Seattle, so it was fun to see it again. And at this place you were sitting right there, feeling the heat from the ovens and getting to see the detailed work of the artists.

Of course no time spent at the Zaenger house would be complete without wonderful food and hospitality. I don't have any pictures, unfortunately, but we ate well. Very well. Aunt Dee even brought by Sarah's favorite cherry cheesecake.

Kathy made us all scarves! I had been looking for a shorter scarf forever.

And to top it all off, for my birthday we got to eat bar-b-que at this super tasty place, whose name I'm forgetting. But trust me it was goooood. They had corn puddin'.

Thank you family for all your hospitality and love!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

You are welcome and the name is City Barbeque :) We enjoyed having you. The snow finally came a month late...our first snowfall this winter just arrived this week but with temps in the 40's tomorrow that will be gone soon.