Category Archives: Holidays

Another Weekend, More Friends

Another weekend brought another visit from friends, this time from Texas. Janelle sang in our wedding 21 years ago, and nine months after we got married, we attended their wedding. John is very handy and fixed two apple power cords … 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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Contra-Christmas?

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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Tomorrow’s the Big Day

Jenna is supposed to get home tomorrow if all goes well. It’s been too long. Two friends are coming home with her, so we’ll have a full house for the week. Thankfully there’s a little bit of color left on … Continue reading

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First Freeze and What That Doesn’t Mean

We had our first freeze of the year this morning. That’s a little earlier than normal but not by much. Overall, though, it has been a little warmer than usual. The sad news about that is I am reminded that … Continue reading

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Houses—Edible and Not So Much

The cousins were in the house building mode yesterday. First it was outside where they constructed this in the woods: Then last night the annual gingerbread house making commenced. And of course more games and another puzzle. They are back … Continue reading

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