Monthly Archives: January 2011

Sweet Shot Tuesday

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Scratching for Revival

I haven’t scratched out thanks on the keyboard since December. A heart full of thanks and mental lists of gifts, while fresh for a time without the scratching, have dulled and faded in the last few weeks. And my Mondays … Continue reading

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Welcoming 2011

What we had thought would be our big New Year’s bash wound up being a delightfully cozy evening with family and a few friends. We romped, played (games and with favorite Christmas gifts), And were remindedĀ of what is needed as … Continue reading

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Christmas Pictures

Mostly a for-the-grandparents post, with cute pictures and brief concluding thoughts… Christmas Day Pictures Handmade sibling gifts – It was a blessing to be a part of the making of these gifts of love! From their parents – handmade lapdesks … Continue reading

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December This-and-That (A Poly-Pictured Post)

A conglomerate post in which I shall gather “strings” from December not covered in other (existing or future) posts: Dad Smith’s Birthday The day after we arrived home from Florida was Dad Smith’s birthday. We didn’t make it out of … Continue reading

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I have, over the years that I’ve been reading blogs, entered a multitude of giveaways. I’ve pouted inwardly more than I’d like to admit over not ever winning one. Well, for reasons beyond my ken, my losing streak has been … Continue reading

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Christmas/Advent Thoughts

Some post-Christmas thoughts on the Advent season and our developing family traditions as we seek to keep our focus on the Christ who was born to die that we might live eternally. Not prescribing or mandating for anyone else. These … Continue reading

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