Seven Snippets: More Christmas Pics!

December 27, 2013

— 1 — The shopping cart was a big hit. Unfortunately for the rest of the family – especially the dogs – it has been converted into a rally car. — 2 —  Sarah Kate has been so sweet to her brother. I overheard her playing with him on Thursday – she had created a […]

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Merry Christmas!

December 25, 2013
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Merry Fish-mas, Miss Grinch!

December 23, 2013

Apparently I hit my limit on Coordinating All the Things, because Christmas 2013 got away from me. I know the time between Thanksgiving and Christmas was shorter this year, but since we celebrated Thanksgiving early that shouldn’t have been a problem. The simple fact is that I dropped the ball … no, lots of balls […]

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My Christmas Star

December 17, 2012

Like a lot of people, I’m resistant to the “Christmas creep” – the way that stores (and people!) begin decorating before the Thanksgiving turkey has even been defrosted for cooking. The weeks including the four Sundays leading up to Christmas Day are what is known in many Western Christian churches as Advent, which is intended […]

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What I Really Want for Christmas

November 26, 2012

A couple of weeks ago, Mr. Andi asked me what I’d like to have for Christmas this year. My brain was blank. For the first time in, um…ever, I honestly couldn’t think of a single thing I wanted. I have everything I need, and most of what I want – at least if you take […]

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Santa’s Lost His Mojo: A Christmas Story

December 28, 2011

Remember when I asked in a Seven Snippets post recently how much longer the Santa gig was going to last? Ten days. This year, Sarah Kate asked for a Zhu Zhu baby, a Kindle, and a NeatDesk (yes, you read that right – one of those fancy schmancy $400 home office scanners). I’ve been throwing […]

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Holiday Road: Lessons in Grandparents, Holidays, Toddlers, and Cake Pans

December 20, 2011

Despite my steadfast declarations that we’ll always stay home for Christmas, some branch of my family tree manages to exploit a loophole every year. This year, my dad and stepmom were the culprits, planning a family reunion at their house this past Sunday. Given that my dad and his sister are the last remaining two […]

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Gifts With Heart: Benefiting People With Special Needs

December 6, 2011

I’m not sure if it’s a function of the economy, my age, or something else altogether, but I’ve been looking for more unique gift ideas this year – “unique” meaning “not from a big-box store” and preferably a gift with purpose. If you’re looking for something similar, check out one of the ideas below. Note: […]

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And So It Begins…The Holidays, That Is

November 29, 2011

“It is good to be children sometimes, and never better than at Christmas, when its mighty Founder was a child Himself.” ~ Charles Dickens Both Mr. Andi and I are children of divorced (and remarried) parents. I don’t ever remember a Christmas when I opened my Santa gifts and got to play with them all […]

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