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‘Tis the Season…

Thursday the 20th…party.

Saturday the 22nd…party.

Sunday the 23rd…meet with friends, then party.

Monday the 24th…party.

Tuesday the 25th…lunch with friends.

Wednesday the 26th…lunch with friends…then meet with different friends.

Thursday the 27th…meet with friends.

Saturday the 29th…meet with friends.

Sunday the 30th…party.

Monday the 31st…crash.

Hubs and I did manage to stay up until

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New Year’s 4K

On the morning of Schäfer’s birthday, he got to do one of his favorite things: go for a bike ride. Our city was hosting a New Year’s run so they invited the bike club to kick it off.

Shorel and Schäfer enjoy a nice ride around town.

After the bike club came

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Christmas Day 2007

Christmas Day starts with the baking of scones. This year, we had wonderful blueberry scones. Thanks Adam & Michelle for the blueberries!

Schäfer was so excited to rip paper! Like many children, he was more fascinated with the wrapping paper than the gift inside. He was also rather slow at opening gifts, but

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Holiday Healing

For Christmas 1996, my Mom gave me a snowman cross-stitch. But these snowmen – oh please bear with me – these snowmen were in a circle joined by hands of intertwined branches.

And somehow over the next four years, I could not get these snowmen to come together. I took stitches apart and re-stitched. I

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Christmas Pudding

Upon receiving inspiration from the Rick Steves European Christmas dvd, Shorel decided to make a Christmas Pudding (aka. Plum pudding or Figgy Pudding) for a special treat. A Christmas Pudding is a traditional British Christmas dish. We had to make a few modifications, of course, just for lack of ingredients.




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Sugar Cookies

I like this recipe because it doesn’t call for powdered sugar which is not available in our city.


2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1 cup butter, softened 1 1/2 cups white sugar (we only use 3/4 cup) 1 egg 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


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