23
Dec
2012

Happy Christmas!

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It’s Christmas Sunday, and we’re enjoying a quiet day at home, thanks to Old {un}Reliable, a.k.a. the big white Kia bomb, a.k.a our van. But, it’s ok, we’re reading the Christmas story, watching sappy Christmas movies, decorating cookies, wrapping surprises and even anticipating a Skype session with the Horst family! {The first in a very [...]

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01
Dec
2012

We’re going through some simple transformations around here, trying to bring some Christmas cheer to the place. First things first…the nativity. We’ve had this for the several Christmases, and it’s always unwrapped with great excitement. Actually, he opened his set as well as the porcelain one from my MIL, and was running around the house [...]

27
Dec
2011

Christmas Eve – a time for carols, cozy fire-side chats, twinkling lights and glowing candles, steaming mugs of rich, dark coffee or hot chocolate, and church services full of hushed awe and reverence, while outside, all the world is sharp with cold, and within young and old alike, there is an excitement. An expectancy. Sounds [...]

26
Dec
2010

When we bought our pathetic fake Christmas tree about a month ago, Elliot declared, “We’re gonna have a Christmas!” He thought it was great, and had a grand time knocking it over, beating it with sticks, etc. until I finally decided to take the top part off, plunk it in an empty tin can, and [...]

24
Dec
2010

After quite a few days of living in a filthy house, it feels good to look around and feel a bit settled again. Another good feeling? The successful “workers’ Christmas party” we hosted this afternoon. I was a bit nervous when our mason left on Tuesday evening without having completed the job. Oh, it was [...]