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Sounds of the Season

Tuesday December 8, 2009
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*** Reminder:  I’m giving away a beautiful necklace, courtesy of Tracey Jolley Designs – check it out!! *** We love Christmas music — maybe not in the malls in September, but in our home.  It’s nice to have on while bustling about with all the holiday preparations.  I thought I would share some of...

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Advent Ideas and Fun Seasonal Activities

Tuesday December 1, 2009
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Advent Ideas and Fun Seasonal Activities

Tis the season!  November is so busy, December always seems to sneak up on me.   But we love our advent calendars, so I have to dig out the Christmas stuff in time for the kids to open them up. We have three different advent calendars in our house, which works works well now that...

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Festival of Lights

Tuesday December 30, 2008
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Festival of Lights

We snuck in one last “Christmas” tradition tonight by driving out to see the Bull Run “Festival of Lights”. (my pictures got a little blurrier when we were moving). We had everyone decked out in their jammies, so that they would easily transfer straight to bed after the  night out.  Despite Sam’ claims of...

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Botanic Gardens

Tuesday December 30, 2008
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Botanic Gardens

Like many others, we visited the US Botanic Gardens this holdiay season to check out their “Windows to Wonderland” exhibit – featuring beaucoup trains and other cool stuff.  It is open daily from 10am — 5pm and the exhibit runs through January 4th. However, on Tuesdays, the Gardens are open until 8pm, so this...

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Merry Christmas!

Friday December 26, 2008
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Merry Christmas!

We had a wonderful celebration.  We went to Grammy & Grandad’s for Christmas Eve day.  There, we hung out with family (my aunts & uncle were in town), along with cousin Owen.  Activities included reading lots of books, decorating sugar cookies, and riding bikes.  In the evening, we attended the children’s service at our...

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Christmas Menu

Wednesday December 24, 2008
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Who’s cooking Christmas dinner?  (raises hand). I feel like I’ve been slow to get started this December, but the menu is finally set, the groceries shopped, and much of the prep work done!  This year’s menu is not too different from the last few.  We like what we like and don’t want to mess...

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1st Neighborhood Cookie Party

Monday December 22, 2008
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After attending a cookie exchange party hosted by friends from church, I decided to host my own and invite friends and neighbors to attend. I had the party last night and it was a great success!  Everyone brought lots of delicious cookies and their recipes and we exchanged, each ending up with a delicious...

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Christmas Things I Love

Saturday December 6, 2008
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Christmas Things I Love

I have been on the hunt for a good advent calendar for a long time.  Last December, I saw something I liked, but it was $40 and I hoped to find it on clearance after the holidays.  It never went on sale, and since I haven’t see anything else I like as much, I...

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