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Christmas Eve Checklist: Christmas cookie day tradition.  Done. Gifts purchased.  (Mark deserves this credit.)  Done. Fresh new haircuts.  Done. Christmas lights seen from car windows.  No seat belts and huddled together with pals (Neighbors deserve this credit). Done. Christmas Eve and Christmas dinner planned, shopped, and ready for the oven. Done. Cream cheese softening on the counter […]

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Summer is the only season that moves too quickly.  It’s also the only season that usually provides me with a healthy dose of guilt.  We’re never outside as much as I’d like.  We’ve missed festivals.  We aren’t spending enough time with friends.  Where are the mini-road trips?  What happen to the mandatory Reading Time? A quick glance at the calendar […]

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Ever since we bought this house, we’ve been waiting for Summer.  One of the “requirements” for the new backyard was a sunny spot.  I’m pretty sure my thumb is black, but I’ve never been able to accurately test it.  The new house had to have sun. We’re also big fans of the Backyard party.  For us, it […]

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Every morning, I walk down our stairs and see this: I love this rug.  I fought for this rug: it’s the one thing I want in the new house.  I won.  I pass it every morning and I knew if I made a quilt for this room, it should reflect the rug’s pattern.  I pinned […]

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Last time 12.12.12 rolled around the world was very different.  But I’m hoping that it was also similar.  I hope that it was filled with families just trying to do their best by each other.  I’m guessing that families revolved around each other like tiny solar systems.  I’m sure parents were deeply in love with […]

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