Snowboarding Monopoly

It’s dumping snow in the Sierras, but we can’t go up right now …. so instead, Jocelyn and I have opened up the Monopoly Snowboarding Edition, which was a Christmas Gift to me from Aunt Jenni. Ever since we gave Papa “Monopoly Jr.” for his birthday, Jocelyn’s been really eager to play ‘real’ Monopoly.

Let […]

Christmas 04

Great having the whole family here this week!

I Saw Three Ships

Another of our beautiful Christmas traditions continued this year, with the gift to Mommy of a “Christmas Carol” from Jocelyn, Felicia, and Daddy. This year, we gave Mommy “I Saw Three Ships,” (Lyrics) including a wooden sailboat puzzle, a 500-piece picture puzzle of a harbor, and a sailboat painted by Jocelyn. The tradition also includes […]

Felicia’s First Christmas

As our family celebrates the holidays together, we also remember that this is Felicia’s first Christmas. At two months old, Jocelyn fit into her stocking in 1998. At eleven months, Felicia isn’t quite as petite … but we celebrate the miracle of her arrival with equal joy.

Merry Christmas from the Martin-Keller Foursome! […]

Dear Santa

“Dear Santa — I would like to have Horse Stuff. Love, Jocelyn.”

From the pens of babes. Look closely. And bite your tongue.

Hello, Santa

Stop the Presses! Not only did Jocelyn agree to sit with Santa this year, but she also allowed pictures with a smile and her sister. This was taken at the City of San Jose’s Christmas in the Park event, celebrating its 25th Anniversary this year. We were there with Kate & Ted Fuell, and […]

Christmas in Willow Glen

We are fortunate to live in a wonderful neoghborhood in San Jose that celebrates the Holidays with great energy …. especially electric energy. The houses around Willow Glen are always spectacularly lit for all of December, and this year was no exception.

Jocelyn has learned to love this annual drive through our neighborhood. We just […]

A Highlight of the Season

On Saturday, 12/4/04, Jocelyn and I (Karen) went to the Christmas Creche exhibit in Palo Alto. This was our first visit ever, and we were both enthralled. There were over 500 creches on display (chosen from 1500 applicants). The exhibit is presented every year and all creches are on loan from members of the community. […]

Crazy Christmas Weekend

Wow … What a weekend! It all started Saturday with Jocelyn and Mommy shopping at the Stanford Craft Faire in Palo Alto, followed by an exciting visit to the Christmas Creche Exhibit. Then, we went to get our Christmas Tree.

Then on Sunday, we started out at San Jose’s Holiday Parade (Website – SJMN), […]