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Good-bye 2010!

Jeff and I had the pleasure of ringing in 2011 with my sister Sue. Our fun evening consisted of a delicious dinner at Crave Restaurant (see the picture below), watching movies, and then the tradition of watching the ball drop in Times Square. The excitement of it...

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Family Time

Christmas is a magical time of year. It brings surprises to all the kids…big and small. Most importantly, we celebrate Jesus’ birthday. It’s also a special time to spend with family and friends. Each moment is precious. I remember as a child visiting our grandparents...

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Christmas Morning

I put my hands on my hips as my lower lip protruded. “But Mom, can’t we do the breakfast dishes later?” I tapped my toe. “It’s time to open presents.” “Darlene, didn’t you know that good things come to those who wait?” I rolled my eyes. “Oh Mom, come on. We can do...

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Stocking Fun!

The house was still, we were nicely tucked into our beds, but Susan and I were wide awake. Not sure what Murray was doing. “Can you see anything?” I asked. Susan shone the flashlight towards the door, illuminating the stuffed stocking hanging on the door knob. “Yup,...

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It’s CHRISTmas!

“Attention kids! As principal of this school, I have decided that we’re no longer going to call our concert a Christmas concert. It will now be HOLIDAY EXTRAVAGANZA.” Miss Sanderson’s jaw dropped. “What?” “That’s right – Holiday Extravaganza. I’ve had complaints from...

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Festive Touch

“It’s the most wonderful time of the year. With the kids jingle belling and everyone…” Come on, sing it with me. Louder—you can do it! Can you believe Christmas is almost upon us? Even though we’ve been practicing hard for our children’s play, it doesn’t seem possible...

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Baking Lessons

“Do I have to Mom? It’s so boring!” “Yes, and you will thank me one day.” I shuffled into the kitchen and put on an apron. It was Saturday and Mom wanted me to make cookies. I’d rather be playing with my friends or reading a book, but baking? Man, really? Mom pulled...

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Creative Hands

She watched patiently as her daughter attempted to hold the needles in the correct manner. “It doesn’t feel right that way Mom. How about this?” Her youngest daughter held the needles so they were under her fingers not on top like a pencil, as most knitters do. This...

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