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These Boots Are Made For Walking

Another Christmasy post. Here in Germany, children put their (beforehand cleaned) boots in front of the doors on the evening of the 5th December. On the next morning — St. 8 more words


Merry and Bright

I told myself after last year that I would do a better job of blogging around the holidays… turns out it’s a busy time of year and that’s a hard promise to keep! 370 more words


Christmas Conundrum

The conundrum being this: how do I include my absent (dead) baby in my holiday traditions? One of the nagging topics in my head has been honoring Corva at Christmas. 319 more words


7 Quick Takes #49

Welcome to another week’s notes on our family life, including an update on our adoption process for “Valentine” (not his real name), the 10-year-old orphan from Eastern Europe that we hosted last summer (though it’s not particularly exciting news). 1,111 more words

Santa's coming to town

I was in my family home last weekend and in Poland we celebrate St. Nicholas Day on the 6th of December. It is in a way a prelude to Christmas madness of gifts, on St. 419 more words


Monks Make Wily Guards and Santa Claus is Dead

As we enter into the busy Christmas season with the official start of Advent this past Sunday, I suppose it’s fitting to pause for a moment to observe the day when Santa Claus died. 651 more words


St. Nicholas’ Day...

In 2009, the Sister and I journeyed to Germany for the first time. We were sailing on the Danube, visiting Christmas Markets between Passau and Budapest! 314 more words