Drake’s First Birthday

Japantown, San Jose

Drake and I walked to Japan Town. He was so excited to discover “The Ukelele Source” music shop and “Hukilau” Hawaiian Restaurant serving poke, Kaluha cabbage & pig, aloha chicken, teriyaki short ribs and spam musubi. Just as soon as he finishes his bottle he’s gonna get some ribs….

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Drake’s First Birthday Card from Uncle Tommy
Julie finds yummy cupcakes for the party
Spam Musubi from Hukilau
Blow out the candle!
My first cupcake!
Sooo many new toys….
Picking bags and bags of lemons with Charli the Lemonhead
Two pork shoulders, Apple-Chicken brats, Spam Musubi, cupcakes, well received by all…..
Playing with all my new toys

Rhode Island Willett’s Continued..

My nephew Ben Willett (#22) playing lacrosse for Marist College vs Air Force Academy. Marist wins 7 to 6.

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My nephew Ben Willett celebrates the Marist victory over Air Force with his Uncle Dave!

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Denver Botanic Gardens

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Tom’s Birthday dinner: Filet Mignon with shallots, Brussels sprouts, red potatoes, Caprese salad and Fiona’s chocolate cake.

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Rhode Island Willett’s in Colorado

My brother Tom and Sis Barbara Arrive.

Dinner of olives, Parmesan cheese, Ukrainian Borscht, sourdough bread with grapefruit sorbet for dessert.

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Rocky Mountain National Park – Hiking around Bear Lake with Tom and Barbara

 

Bear Lake Pic in Waterlogue

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Homemade borscht – SOOO good on a winter evening!

Weekend at Kopje Creek Cabin

Willett’s Cabin – snow drifts 5 feet deep, Sally stands above the buried water trailer!

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Lots of Snow!

The snow arrives……….

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🎯 – Sal knocked over a bunch of targets at the cabin “Family-Friendly Shooting Range” (soon to include kid-friendly target archery, and joining our ever-popular “Kid’s-Only Monster Trout Fishing Pond” and Frisbee Golf

Sal gets my vote for “Most Lovely to get Snowed-In With and Protect me from Mountain Lions and Tigers and Bears” 💃

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Good Shootin”