The Merriest of Times!

Since we’re still catching up, I thought I would share some pictures from our holidays.  We had such a good two weeks with all different parts of our family!  Nothing beats a full house at the holidays! My mom and Chris’s granddad (who now lives in Orlando!  Lucky us!) came over for Christmas Eve dinner and church with us.  Christmas Eve is one of my favorite services of the year, and our church does it spectacularly.  Don’t you love this picture of our church’s sanctuary?  One of our friends took…

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Christmas Recap and A BABY!!!!! (not mine…)

I have been trying to decide how to share our Christmas adventures on the blog without boring everyone to death with a ton of boring pictures and stories that you really had to be there in order for them to be funny.  Finally, I decided on a slideshow. Some of the pictures are self-explanatory and some of them probably need a caption or two to help you understand what’s happening, but I’m skipping all of that because I think this video sums up our entire Christmas well enough without words.…

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The Love of All Things

A few months ago, I blogged about two ministers in my church who were diagnosed with breast cancer almost two weeks apart from each other.  This past weekend, one of them preached again for the first time in nine weeks.  And do you know what she spoke about? The Christmas movie, “It’s a Wonderful Life.” A woman in her mid-forties, with young children at home, in the prime years of her career, and suddenly battling cancer.  And she stands up and she preaches a sermon called, “It’s a Wonderful Life.” Actually, what…

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Is Anyone Still Here????

Oh, imaginary friends!  How I have missed you!  Life has taken over in the last few weeks, as I know is prone to happen this time of year.  Between holiday parties, finish up some last minute Christmas shopping, wrapping everything hidden all over my house, remembering who is supposed to bring what food for their holiday party on which day, and keeping up with the normal day-to-day on top of all of that… I’M POOPED! The good news is that I pushed through really hard this weekend and I think…

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The Christmas Spirit

When the afternoon bell rang last Friday at school, I was out of work for an entire, heavenly week! WOOOOO HOOOOOO!!!! Chris headed to New York for a bachelor party this pas weekend, so I loaded the kids and Big Molly up and we headed to my mom’s for a weekend-long visit. When I found myself sitting in her sunroom on Saturday morning, drinking my morning coffee (which is really my morning Diet Coke because I don’t drink coffee…), I knew I had made the right choice. We spent the…

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It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas

I am a firm believer in celebrating the end of the week on Friday nights.  There’s nothing more disappointing to me than looking forward to Friday all week and then going home and sitting on the couch.  Fridays are meant to be celebrated! Last Friday, celebration was a little tough because Chris was in tech rehearsals, so it was just me and the littles.  I was on the fence about doing anything at all, really, but then Chris emailed me at work that Santa was arriving that night at the…

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Christmas Gifts 2014: Three Year Old Girl

My mother is notorious in our family for starting her Christmas shopping way too early.  She starts requesting Christmas lists in August and by October, she’s pretty much finished.  She spends November picking up some odds and ends, and then by December she is officially done.  The Nana Shop is closed.  And every year, we rag on her and rag on her and rag on her about how ridiculous she is being. And then I bought my first Christmas present this year back in August and I realized that thing…

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Christmas Recap – Part 3

We finally made it home… well, almost. After a week of traveling, we made it within an hour of home. We stopped to spend a few days with my sister, Ginny, her husband, John Michael, and my super cute nephew, Tillman. Who my kids will forever call Baby Tut Tut. Baby Tut Tut had gotten so much bigger than the last time we saw him! He is walking now… and tackling… and running… and wrestling… and babbling very important nonsense words that he really wants us to understand. He is…

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Christmas Recap – Part 1

We had so much fun at Christmas this year that I have been basking in the memories for the past few weeks.  And the best part was that I took pictures with my real camera the whole time!  Get ready for picture overload, people… Christmas Eve we were here at our house. I was so glad we weren’t traveling on Christmas this year. There’s just sometime so special for the kids to be in our own home. My mom and grandma came over, and we all went to the Christmas…

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Camera Dump

I finally downloaded some pictures from my real camera to my computer tonight. First time in an entire month. I used to dump my pictures every night, but that was getting to be a little too time consuming since our computer runs at about the pace of a Macintosh circa 1985. Tonight, though, I poured myself a big mug of hot chocolate, put on my stretchy pants, and decided it was time. And boy was it worth the effort. Here now, I present to you: THE ENTIRE MONTH OF DECEMBER,…

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