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2013 Christmas Menu

Tuesday December 24, 2013
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2013 Christmas Menu

Christmas is coming like a freight train and it’s all I can do to keep from getting flattened.  I am hosting Christmas dinner again, which I always do and love having family over.  My  menu will be almost identical to years past and be a mixture of paleo and non-paleo items.   We try...

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Meadowlark Gardens Winter Walk of Lights

Thursday January 3, 2013
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Meadowlark Gardens Winter Walk of Lights

Meadowlark Botanical Gardens 9750 Meadowlark Gardens Court  Vienna, VA 22182 703-255-3631 website Winter Walk of Lights Runs mid-November through the first weekend in January Cost: $13 adults, $8 kids (Ages 3-12) Operates nightly 5pm – 10pm (First entry 5:30pm, last timed entry 9:15pm) Our Review Every Christmas break, we try and squeeze in a...

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2012 Family Newsletter

Saturday December 29, 2012
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2012 Family Newsletter

I like to do a newsletter each year when I send out Christmas cards, but this year I didn’t get it done in time.  Instead, I’m offering this blog post as a web version.  So, in case you were wondering what we’ve been up to, here’s a year-in-review / family wrap-up for 2012.

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2012 Christmas Menu

Sunday December 23, 2012
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2012 Christmas Menu

I won’t be posting an official menu this week, but I thought I would share what we are eating for Christmas.  We almost always host Christmas dinner at our house and are looking forward to doing so again this year.  While we generally try to eat clean, we aren’t purists and our day will...

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Christmas Ornaments for Kids

Tuesday December 18, 2012
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Christmas Ornaments for Kids

Each year, I buy each of my kids a unique ornament — something commemorative from the year.  These ornaments go on the “kid tree” and will someday go with my kids when they grow up and leave the nest.  I enjoy the challenge each year of finding the perfect ornament for each child.  I like...

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Christmas Wrap-Up

Tuesday January 3, 2012
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Christmas Wrap-Up

I am way too late in posting this (geez, where’d the year go?) but nonetheless I wanted to officially document on the blog what a great Christmas we had. I love everything about Christmas.  It’s more than just presents, it’s the birth of Jesus.  It’s also great family time. We do Christmas eve with...

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4th Annual Cookie Exchange Party

Friday December 23, 2011
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4th Annual Cookie Exchange Party

On Monday, I hosted my fourth annual cookie exchange.  It is a great way to make sure I get my house ready for Christmas, and then I get to enjoy a lovely evening with friends and neighbors.  Not to mention, a bounty of treats! Here’s this year’s baking beauties: This year’s collection of goodies...

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Fun and Meaningful Christmas Season Activities

Wednesday December 7, 2011
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Fun and Meaningful Christmas Season Activities

A few years ago, I posted a list of advent ideas to provide inspiration for daily fun activities with the kids. I’m not organized enough this year to have something planned for every day, but I do hope to do many fun and meaningful activities with the kids.  Some things are just fun to...

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Skylark Christmas Tree Farm

Wednesday November 30, 2011
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Skylark Christmas Tree Farm

I love fresh cut Christmas trees and am nostalgic about going out to the field to pick our own.  However, in years past I have been disappointed by the “cut your own” trees in nearby tree farms because they don’t grow Fraser Firs and I am decidedly a Fraser Fir kind of gal.   The...

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Christmas Cooking

Thursday January 6, 2011
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Christmas Cooking

Christmas is looking like a distant memory, but I wanted to journal about what we ate for Christmas this year, if for no other reason than to help me remember for next Christmas. Christmas Eve was at dad’s house and I only had to bring appetizers and a salad.   For apps, we made a...

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The Meanest Momma
A mom of three, living in Northern Virginia, who loves her kids and enjoys chronicling their semi-frugal adventures.

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