Tag Archives: christmas

time spent

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opening presents on christmas day

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hanging out with cousins

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traveling to st. louis to see more family

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at the city museum in st. louis – if you’re ever there, go
if you’re ever traveling through or even
near there
consider extending (or delaying) you trip to stop and go
especially if you have kids

it is a monster playground filled with materials
recycled from the city that surrounds it
and it is
beautiful
and
enchanting
and
magical

i said multiple times ‘i wish i could live here!’
and while looking at their website i found out
you can!!
(uncle tobin and aunt shannon, you must now sell your house.)

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more presents

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playing with new toys

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(both yours and others’)

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game playing

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and spending some quality time together
(though not nearly enough)

my heart is full
and my sense of inner peace is great
i can not put into words
what it meant to be with family this season
i love you all very much
and look forward to the next time
we can all be together again


and now, for a bit of entertainment

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little short, little long

have yourself

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a merry little christmas!

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let your heart be light

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from now on our troubles
will be out of sight

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through the years
we all will be together

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if the fates allow

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hang a shining star

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atop the highest bough

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and have yourself

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a merry little christmas now

a smidge of holiday spirit

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with all the chaos that is the inside of our house
holiday decorating has not happened yet this year

and with the entire rest of my family being sick
for about 2 weeks
the chance of anything happening anytime soon
seemed negligible

there was a break in the cold last week
and i took the opportunity to get out of the house
(away from all the needy sick people)
and put up a few lights

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sort of a pick-me-up for my spirit

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it’s not nearly as elaborate as my dear hubby usually produces
but it get’s the point across

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and i can smile when approaching my house in the dark
(anytime between 4:45 p.m. and 7:45 a.m.)