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2013 Christmas List

Every year, we sit down and make a December List. I know some people like to plan their activities on an Advent Calendar, but it just stresses me out to think that I have to do something on a certain day. Here’s all that we dreamed of doing during the 2013 Christmas season and what

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German Pyramid Round 2

September 2004

On September 23, 2004, while Hubs and I were backpacking Europe, we found Kathe Wohlfahrt’s Christmas Shop in Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Germany.

While in the shop, we toured her German Christmas Museum which included a collection of beautiful 6 foot tall German Pyramid’s.

Surprisingly, we left the Christmas Shop empty

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2013 December Daily :: 25 :: Merry Christmas!

(Just wrapping up the December Daily. Thanks for your patience.)

Merry Christmas from the Kleinerts! Schäfer 6, Sianna 4, Selah 3, Senna 8m

Our Christmas day began the same way it does every year: with the reading of the Christmas story.

After recognizing why we have Christmas and why we give

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2013 December Daily :: 24 :: Happy Birthday Selah!

Happy 3rd Birthday Selah!

The day began with cereal and blueberries which Selah separated into two bowls. There’s a lot of cooking that needs to happen today so making a big, birthday breakfast was not on the list. (Love her two bandaids. For Selah, bandaids are an accessory.)

For Selah’s third birthday,

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2013 December Daily :: 23 :: Birthday Eve

This morning Hubs and Nanamaw went shopping for the Christmas groceries. I stayed back with all four kids and completed the homeschooling. As it turned out, Costco no longer had the doll we had seen earlier. (Sometimes “you snooze, you lose” at Costco.) They came back with some groceries and stamps.

Senna Lilly is

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2013 December Daily :: 22 :: Shopping

This Sunday morning, we gathered our kids around a stack of cash and tried to explain the blessing of giving. We let each of the kids put money in the giving envelope so they could try to grasp that all money is not ours. I went to club thinking we had a really good parenting

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