Monthly Archives: December 2010

Baby Jesus

“Away in a manger no crib for a bed…” Oh, I wish I could find that picture! I have a picture around here somewhere of myself as a baby {33 years ago!} sitting in a clothes basket, playing the part of Baby Jesus in a Christmas program. So I was delighted when we were asked […]

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Nana’s Visit

“Grandmas are moms with lots of frosting.” – Unknown The weekend before Christmas was a special one, because Mark’s mom and her boyfriend, Cal, were able to come up from Missouri for a visit. They were trying to squeeze it in between all the snowstorms we’ve been having this year! To make matters worse, the […]

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A Rustic Christmas

* Loving these photos from vogue.com. Click on the picture to enlarge.

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9 months

Another big month for you, Ava Baby! You are growing and changing so much lately. You amaze us every day with all of the new things you can do. You started to crawl while we were at Jamie and Angela’s house this last weekend!!! So exciting! Technically, it was on December 12th, so it was […]

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White Christmas

“Oh the weather outside is frightful, but the fire is so delightful; and since we’ve no place to go… let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!”

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Ugly Sweater Party

Has anyone ever been to one of these? Basically, you go to a thrift store and find the gaudiest Christmas apparel you can find for the party, and then we vote on the ugliest one. It’s lots of fun actually! We didn’t win… {if you can believe it! }… The prize was awarded to the […]

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Bringing Home the Tree

“Never worry about the size of your Christmas tree. In the eyes of children, they are all 30 feet tall.” – Larry Wilde On Sunday we went to get our Christmas tree. Ava’s first Christmas tree. It was a warm day {about 45 degrees}, but there was fresh snow, so it was a perfect day […]

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Getting in the Mood

I love Christmas commercials. They certainly know how to play on my emotions! This one chokes me up every time… just give me some sappy music and a little boy and his dog, and I’m toast! Happy December 1st… Enjoy the season!

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