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Christmas is (not) My Favorite

  Christmas was…survived. It has been a tough year, 2015. My little family of three is looking forward to ringing in 2016 with our new-as-of-last-year tradition of root beer floats and appetizers, and desperately praying for a better year. We did our traditional four gifts. I’m not going to lie: it was much harder this… Continue reading Christmas is (not) My Favorite

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Christmas This Year

Last year I wrote a few posts about my desire to have a perfect Christmas (and the requisite honest follow up). Obviously, that did not come to fruition, because nothing in this life is perfect. I scaled back my expectations (for myself) this year. Interestingly, there have been a number of blogs out there discussing… Continue reading Christmas This Year

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Best Christmas Gift Ever

I’m sure most of you think I’m going to write about Jesus or Little Man. I’m not 🙂 The best Christmas present I ever received (and I mean material gift, wise), was in fourth grade. Cabbage Patch Kids had just hit the scene. I remember news reports of grown women beating each other up over… Continue reading Best Christmas Gift Ever

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Christmas Cards (aka Free Shutterfly!)

Shutterfly is giving bloggers a chance to earn 50 free cards this holiday season! We haven’t done Christmas cards in a long time. When we first got married, we got dozens and dozens of Christmas cards from family and friends; most of them included newsletters and pictures of rapidly expanding families (and I don’t mean… Continue reading Christmas Cards (aka Free Shutterfly!)