Monthly Archives: December 2011

Um – that was a close one

So – marriage can be difficult, even in the best of times. It’s even more so when things are hard – and that’s where my husband and I found ourselves in 2011. I want to acknowledge that tons of friends had a difficult year, be it because they lost a...
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Christmas Lessons 2011

A few quick things I learned this past holiday, in no particular order. 1) 3-year-olds cannot take Communion. I learned this the hard way at Christmas Eve mass when I tried to take Blake through the Communion line, only to find that there are certain requirements one needs to fulfill...
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Stuff it!

So – last night, Blake and I finally finished making his Christmas stocking, just in time for the holiday. To make the process more interesting (for him) we covered it with small patches of things he loves so that Santa would know what kinds of stocking stuffers to leave him....
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With eyes like this (grrrrr) …

So – inspired by finding┬áthe Christmas list┬ámy mom saved for me when I was 3, I sat down with Blake Dean this morning to write out our very first letter to Santa. Now – I must say – I’m not a fan of encouraging kids to make huge long lists...
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