Category Archives: Christmas

Fires and a Little Fun

There are numerous wildfires burning in our neck of the woods. It’s been almost 80 days since we’ve had any significant rain, and for a region that averages 5-6 inches per month, that’s a long time with no rainfall. So … Continue reading

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A Little Edible Competition

We spent—thanks to our church—a couple of days in Asheville: a Christmas Biltmore tour and some post-Christmas shopping for the girls (after procuring some swimming goggles, I no longer had a dog in the shopping hunt, but I did manage … Continue reading

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No, that doesn’t mean we’re against Christmas. It does mean that our youth group’s Christmas party was a contra-dancing Christmas party. It was a fun time. I forgot my camera, and my phone takes lousy pictures, but… A pre-dance, white elephant … Continue reading

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Full Nest

Jenna is home! We left to get her Sunday after church. We enjoyed a nice dinner with her and our nieces who also go to school in Mississippi just a few miles from Jenna. They will be spending next semester … Continue reading

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Acceptance, Losing, Winning, Boxes, and Books

Jenna got her acceptance letter from Appalachian State today. I suppose it was rather anti-climactic since we’re almost 100% sure she is going to Belhaven. Christmas brought three new games into the family: Shadows Over Camelot, Seven Wonders, and Lord … Continue reading

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Christmas Preparation

We are now officially ready for Christmas. No, all the presents have not been wrapped. Christmas dinner still has to be cooked. Some Christmas cards still need to be  mailed. But the important item on the list has been accomplished. … Continue reading

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A Christmas Caroly Week

I usually read A Christmas Carol every year in December. This year, we’ve also seen it/heard it twice. On Sunday evening one of the churches in town put on a production, so we went as a family. For an amateur … Continue reading

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December Update

Our last day of Classical Conversations was this week. The girls still have some school to do this week, but finals are being taken and final assignments are being completed. And the girls helped to put up the Christmas lights … Continue reading

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Update and A Christmas Carol

And just like that, the month of November is almost gone, Thanksgiving is right around the corner, and now school really is winding down with just two more weeks of classes after the Thanksgiving break for the girls. And we … Continue reading

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Christmas Eve

We enjoyed a Christmas Eve Candlelight service at church tonight and then came home to these: Everyone enjoyed them: The girls are almost finished with this year’s Christmas puzzle: Tomorrow we are having eleven people over for Christmas lunch. We’ll … Continue reading

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