Holidays

Happy Easter!

Christmas happens as a whole season for me (all 12 days) and so does Easter:  I celebrate spring on the equinox, observe Lent haphazardly, throw myself 100% into my family’s beloved Easter traditions (we take egg decorating very seriously), and I celebrate Passover by myself.  To me, this is all Read more…

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Kids

4th of July

A grilling-outside/eating-inside picnic with the family, and then I took the kids to the baseball game, mostly for the sake of the fireworks afterwards.  We stayed up insanely late, like 11 o’clock!  Yikes!  Everybody slept in the next day.   by

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Holidays

Very Merry

Each Christmas with no baby is harder and harder.  I was really struggling with this, between Thanksgiving and Christmas this year.  I decided to just grab the holiday by the front of its shirt and give it a good hard shake.  “Listen, Christmas,” I said.  “Get it together.  I want Read more…

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Holidays

Comfort and Joy

I was really impressed with this idea from the Urban Ministries of Durham.  They run the homeless shelter and a number of services for families, and as a fundraiser this year they offered the opportunity to “sponsor” items at the shelter – like when major patrons sponsor a sports stadium, Read more…

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A Christmas Carol

A skittered (ie, quickly edited into skit-form) version of the great Dickens classic…  with hats! We put together quick scripts and a costume box at work to make exam week a little bit merrier.  Some plastic chains left over from a Halloween decoration, an electric candle stuck in a cardboard Read more…

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Adoption Journey

Adoption Awareness Month (10)

Here is my family’s Thanksgiving tradition.  It’s been a while since I wrote about this – not since  2010! Our family recipe for Thanksgiving cranberry relish is basically just ground up cranberries, apples, and oranges, with sugar.  We made it every year, and inevitably a whole cranberry would get in.  Obviously that one Read more…

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Holidays

“Trick or Treat Thank You”

Halloween is not my favorite holiday. In fact, it’s only the supreme adorableness of the kids in my life that prevents me from becoming a total Halloween grinch!  But when I was a kid, I loved it as much as every kid does.  I loved the costumes, the candy, the Read more…

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Christmas Train

Last year’s trip to the Christmas Train at the children’s museum…  looking forward to another visit soon.  It’s getting to be that time of year…   The tiny trains run through three or four rooms!  The tracks all twist over and under each other, some down at knee level where Read more…

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Fairy House

We have been working each spring on a secret house, built from vines, under the crepe myrtle tree in the backyard.  Jaden and I spent most of the day weaving walls. (Kyler spent most of the day at the top of the magnolia.)     by

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