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December will be magic

Christmas 2014 will be our third together as a family. This is the first year our three-year-old has really understood something about the fuss. Needless to say, it has brought new meaning and depth to the whole period for his parents. 610 more words


Ornament Tradition

As I mentioned in the previous post, we have so many Christmas ornaments now that we have to choose which ones go on the tree. How did this happen? 142 more words

Family Life

The Tree is Up!

It’s finally up, folks!

Last night, Daddy brought home a Christmas tree, and our traditional tree-decorating evening commenced. :-)


  • Elvis Christmas Music
  • Finger foods & Appetizers…
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Family Life

The Secret of Christmas

(I’d like to dedicate this blog to my late father-in-law, Frank Rolens. Frank was a wonderful, gentle, Godly man, a great father and husband, a terrific father-in-law and friend. 357 more words


Six Weeks: Halloween, The Outer Banks, *A*'s Birthday, Thanksgiving, Holiday Decorating...

Life has been pretty busy lately.  Sometimes a little too busy.  It hit me the other day that though in a comment on my last post I promised that I would never again wait three whole weeks to write another post, it has now been six weeks.   1,621 more words


Student Spotlight: Marybeth Lawrence

For some students, one of the most challenging aspects about studying abroad is spending holidays away from family, friends, and familiar traditions. Nevertheless, those students who choose to embrace their abroad experience and set out to make new traditions of their own in their new and unfamiliar home often find that they can enjoy special holidays in a new way while also getting a new appreciation for things they may have taken for granted at home… like turkey and stuffing. 84 more words