Tag Archives: Christmas

Family Album: Best Christmas Ever.

And I’ve got the snaps to prove it. With twelve people in the house, we had some novel sleeping arrangements, but it all worked out: Stripes were in: So was fur: Speaking of fur, Chloe was happy to see Taylor: … Continue reading

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And for you, a lump of coal.

Oh, I’ve got a list. And I’m checking it twice. But you may wish you weren’t on it. I promise to get merry somewhere along the line. And I’m even hoping for calm and bright. But right now, that whole “most … Continue reading

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Chloe and I are taking one brief moment in the midst of the frenzy to breathe and think and reflect on the reason for this season. May all be merry with you!

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Family Album: The Umpteenth Day of Christmas…

It’s not a day, it’s a season, right? And we wrung every last bit of holly and ivy and mistletoe and ho ho ho out of the holiday. There was food. There was fun. There were animals of all varieties … Continue reading

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It’s A Wrap: Christmas In The Rear View Mirror

If a successful Christmas can be judged by its intensity, this was the best ever. Here are some pix:      

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What Are We Waiting For?

‘Tis the season of counting down, stressing out (jollily, of course), and waiting. We are in the liturgical season of Advent, a time of waiting for an important arrival, and not necessarily one from amazon.com. The relationship between Advent and … Continue reading

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Christmas Music I Hate and Love: In Search of the Perfect Playlist

So you’re going along with your life, over-worked, over-stressed and looking to catch a break. Instead, December shows up, the sun disappears for all practical purposes at 4 p.m. and yet the expectations go to mach speed, stress-to-the-max and they … Continue reading

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