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The Unforgettable Year 2011

Dear 2011, If it was your intention to make sure that I would remember you, well then I’d say Mission Accomplished.  I mean, just the weather alone was memorable.  Who could forget the blizzard that dumped over a foot of … Continue reading

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10 Things–What Made Me Happy This Christmas

The past couple of nights I’ve stayed up into the wee hours gathering photos for my December Daily album. This Christmas has just been so special.  The thing is, it’s not as if we did anything out of the ordinary … Continue reading

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Over the River and Through the Woods

What I should be doing – taking down the “pretty tree” before it becomes an even bigger fire hazard than it already is. What I am doing instead – drinking coffee and looking through all the pictures I took at … Continue reading

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Christmas Gifts

The presents have been unwrapped and the frenzy of the holiday is over.  Now it’s just me and the Christmas Tree in the peace and quiet.   It’s seems like so much of the holidays these days is about excess.  … Continue reading

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‘Twas the Week Before Christmas

As I sat down to write this blog post, I immediately noticed three things: I need to water my poinsettias There is a giant cobweb in the fireplace The cat has yacked up a giant hairball on the Christmas tree … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Christmas Trees

I have a confession to make – I have BPCTD Or, as it’s more commonly know, Bi-Polar Christmas Tree Disorder To better show you how my affliction presents itself, I submit the following exhibits: Exhibit A – The “Pretty” Tree … Continue reading

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How to take a family Christmas photo in 127 easy steps

For Tripp and Kelsey, the seven most dreaded words of mine are, “I want to take a family picture.”  The problem is that #1 – Admittedly, I have abused my picture taking allowance in the past from time to time … Continue reading

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A House Divided

Ours is a house divided.  This long-standing rivalry stems from deep-seated family traditions that are woven into the fabric of our very identity.  For nearly twenty years, Tripp and I have stood on opposite sides of the fence regarding this … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving in Review 2011

Today I am thankful for two things – stretchy pants and no bootcamp.    But all joking aside, yesterday was a wonderful day filled with good food and great family.  I got started early on the star of the big … Continue reading

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A Thankful Heart

“Joy is the simplest form of gratitude.” ~ Karl Barth I found this quote in my daily planner and it really spoke to me.  For the past few days I’ve been pondering the connection between happiness and thankfulness.  For me, … Continue reading

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