Tis’ the Season


Christmas is in full swing at the Rogers-Kante residence. Here is William building a gingerbread house with his cousins, each of whom (and their Mothers) love to receive Limited Edition SeneCa…..this year… what else? Contained in gorgeous hand blown Egyptian glass!


Busy Builders Cousins Jordan, William, and Addee


The Christmas Tree is just a hoot this year.  The decorations hang at just around three feet and under…. all around the tree. Hmmmm…Wonder why? 


Darling Adornment


Merry Christmas to One and All from the Kante Residence

Ben, Joni, William, and Alan







Our Travels to the Middle East

 Our TR Mentoring Group to us to a place in the world where we took a closer look at Conflict Resolutions …where else better than the Middle East?

Israel… We began the day with prayers and visited the Wailing Wall…. Apparently four great religions were born here in an area that seems to be as small as a square mile or so:

Islam, Judaism; Christianity; and Muslim (?) Each with their own section of the small city.

Ben and Joni at The Wailing Wall

The entire trip was amazing.  I will recap all that we learned for you at Seminar this coming year.  Here are a few more highlights:

Kneeling in the Tomb of Jesus Christ
Joni and Ben Touring Egyptian Palace
Ben and Joni on the Way to a Bedouin Dinner held in a Tent at the Base of the Great Giza Pyramids… Interesting mode of transportation!
Everywhere we travel…everyone and everything wants LipSense!
Amazing Pyramids by Day with Ben and Joni

There’s much for which to be thankful….

Parent Table During Thanksgiving Dinner

We arrived into Orange County at 12:30 pm on Thanksgiving Day. Dinner for 20 was to be served at 3:00 pm. Lucy prepared a delicious Chilean Thanksgiving feast with the help of sister, Millie and Nanny, Ashton.  Everyone delighted in the meal and the company.  Fun was had by all.

I have much to report regarding our Egypt Trip and will do so this coming week. It was a trip-of-a-life-time! We were home a few days for Thanksgiving then left to Palm Springs for another conference that lasted a week. At least William got to come with us this time.

We’ve been home and in the office this past week (5 days). I’ve just now caught up on urgent projects and took some time for a much need manicure and pedicure. I thought of a good idea for cold weather skin:

Pour ¼ cup of SeneDerm Unscented Body Lotion with SenePlex Complex into a gallon Ziploc baggie along with 1/4 cup of warm (nuke it) Olive Oil, Almond Oil, or even Vegetable; make one for each hand and foot. In steamy shower insert one foot into each bag and cinch it at ankle with rubber band (not too tight); then hands. Enjoy a ten minute steam shower re-moisturizing and softening dry damaged skin on hands and feet.  You’ll feel like a new woman! Let me know how you like it! J

Now? I am on my way home to spend an evening with Ben and William….snuggling as it is cold and rainy out tonight. Alan is spending the weekend skiing with friends in Tahoe. The small amount of personal gift shopping we do…well, Ben and I did it last night during date night before seeing a movie.

 Have a great weekend, ladies!