Category Archives: Holidays

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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The Great Outdoors

Puzzle update: 1500 pieces in five hours. Not too shabby.   After a late night of puzzle assembling and game playing, we headed outdoors for a short hike on the AT and a stop off along a creek and water … Continue reading

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