Monthly Archives: December 2010

7 Quick Takes Fridays: Christmastide Edition

 I hope you are enjoying the 12 Days of Christmas. Traditionally known as Christmastide, these twelve days start on December 25th and end on the evening of January 5th, Twelfth Night.  The next day celebrates Epiphany, when the Magi visited … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: Fun with Frosty

Here is my oldest daughter having fun with her Daddy. It rarely snows in Tidewater Virginia, and NEVER this much at Christmastime.  I know this will be a special memory for her. Speaking of memories, today is my Mother’s birthday. She would have … Continue reading

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Why I Love Boxing Day

Boxing Day is a throughly British holiday celebrated the first workday after Christmas. In Victorian times, people would fill up small boxes with money and give them to those who helped them through the year such as merchants or their … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Jesus

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Merry Christmas to All

I wish you and your family peace and joy as we celebrate the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ. This year has been filled with many milestones for my family. 

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Happy Birthday, Grandma

Today would have been my mother-in-law’s 72nd birthday.  We lost her last year just before Christmas after a seven-year battle with a rare form of cancer called thymoma. 

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Wordless Wednesday: Christmas Cookie Tray

A sampling of our cookie tray: Top: Scotch Shortbreads Middle: Thumbprint Cookies Bottom: Chocolate Spritz (cut into circles instead) Side: Toffee-Nut Bars What’s your favorite Christmas cookie recipe? For more Wordless Wednesdays, click here.

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