Category Archives: Christmas

compelled

Today all three kids were downstairs playing.  Barbies.  Together.  I was wandering around kind of picking up, kind of switching laundry out, kind of checking Facebook.  And I came across an image my friend Ginger posted of her daughter.  It stopped me in my tracks.  I thought to myself, “I’ve GOT to take more time […]

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121512: Griswolds.

People, we are just a couple of kids from small-town Missouri.  We aren’t afraid to cross a few imaginary lines. For the past three or so years, we’ve had “Christmas Vacation” on our list of must-watch-together holiday shows.  You’d completely understand if you’d ever heard Ellie say, “I don’t KNOW Margo!”.  It’s a tradition.  It’s […]

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121212: 12.12.12.

Did you know this date only happens once in a century?  Uh yeah, so I’m not very good at math at all…but don’t most dates only happen once every century? There was so much running around, dropping off, picking up that by Wednesday  evening, I was ready to crash already.  Brian wasn’t home, I’d been […]

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120812: Jack Frost.

Jack Frost has visited us for the past few years after my friend Corri mentioned that he’d come to their house when they were out looking at Christmas lights.  We all know Jack Frost is kind of mischievous.  He opens all the windows so it’s super-cold in the house & he tracks snow everywhere.  He […]

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120712: Train.

Today was the day the house was going to look amazing & holiday-happy & clean & put-together.  Here’s how this went down: The ballet teacher no-showed this morning.  So Lulu & I regrouped, went to the store for weekend food.  I asked if she’d like to make cookies but she suggested chocolate cake.  Who can […]

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