Posts Tagged ‘ christmas ’

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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U.S. Botanic Garden Holiday Exhibit

Saturday January 1, 2011
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U.S. Botanic Garden Holiday Exhibit

Visiting the Botanic Gardens Holiday display is always a “must do” Christmas activity in my book, but this year, I couldn’t get the whole family on board.   The display features DC landmarks replicated in miniature using plant materials.  It also has a a variety of trains set up, in various scenes — this...

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Christmas Day

Thursday December 30, 2010
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Christmas Day

I couldn’t have asked for a better Christmas day – everything was just as I would have hoped.  Christmas morning came early for those of us who stayed up past 1am finishing up stuff, but started well.  We enjoyed our traditional breakfast of monkey bread and fruit salad and then opened stockings. Every year...

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Christmas Eve

Tuesday December 28, 2010
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Christmas Eve

We spent Christmas Eve at my dad’s house.  My mom used to always host Christmas Eve dinner, so it was nice to be back there, renewing that tradition, even though it did make me miss her.  In addition to brother Bear and his family, Mike’s folks came up and stayed with my dad.  We...

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Merry Christmas!

Saturday December 25, 2010
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Merry Christmas from the Meanest Momma and crew! Here’s hoping your Christmas was joyful, merry, and bright. O Come All Ye Dance Party from Rard on Vimeo.

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3rd Annual Christmas Cookie Party

Tuesday December 21, 2010
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3rd Annual Christmas Cookie Party

Last night, I hosted my third annual Christmas Cookie Exchange party.  It’s become a tradition that I look forward to each year. I always host the party the Monday before Christmas — it gives me the weekend to cook and clean, and once I’ve gotten everything ready for the party, I feel like my...

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Decisions Decisions…

Monday December 13, 2010
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Decisions Decisions…

It’s one week til my annual Christmas cookie party and I can’t decide what to make. The Contenders: Amish Ginger Cookies I like the idea of a ginger cookie, I also like that these look fairly simple to make. Gingerbread Cookies I’m definitely making these with the kids this year, the question...

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Christmas Traditions

Sunday December 12, 2010
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Christmas Traditions

The Christmas season is in full effect around here.  The tree is up, the lights are up outside and at least 2 rooms in my house are full of Christmas cheer (the other rooms are full of junk). I attended a Christmas brunch with my mom’s group in early December and it got me...

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Operation Christmas Child

Sunday November 14, 2010
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Operation Christmas Child

This week is collection week for Operation Christmas Child (OCC). If you’re not familiar with this program, it is an outreach of Samaritans Purse, a Christian relief and evangelism organization led by Franklin Graham. The goal of OCC is to demonstrate God’s love in a tangible way to needy children around the world, and...

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