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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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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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